|Thurs 23rd August||10.30am & 7.45pm|
FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Dir. Hugh Hudson, UK, 1981, 124 mins
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, Nicholas Farrell
Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Charleson), a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams (Cross) is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man’s life as he trains for the competition, fuelled by these very different desires.
‘Even after 31 years, Chariots of Fire doesn’t simply impress; it inspires’. – Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph *****
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.