|Fri 24th June||7.45pm|
|Thurs 30th June||7.45pm|
Dir: Tom Twyker | UK / France / Germany / USA | 2016 | 98 mins
Cast: Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Tom Hanks stars in Tom Twyker’s (Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas) Hologram for the King, adapted from Dave Eggers’ novel about a man trying to reroute his life. Hanks plays Alan Clay, a washed-up businessman who’s lost his house and his wife in the economic downturn. In his desperation, he travels to Saudi Arabia in 2010 (before the Arab Spring) to try and sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the government. In Jeddah, he finds himself in a variety of odd situations and encounters – including meeting Sarita Choudhury’s beautiful Saudi doctor – that aren’t quite what he expects. Hanks’ stellar, effortlessly likeable performance powers this immensely enjoyable film.
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