|Thurs 28th August||10.30am|
Dir: Josh Boone | USA | 2014 | 140 mins
Cast | Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Lotte Verbeek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Boone
Based on the successful John Green novel, this sensitive, sweeping film stars an excellent Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) as Hazel, a sixteen-year old with terminal thyroid cancer that has metastasized to her lungs. Forced to attend a support group by her parents, she meets Augustus (Ansel Elgort) who’s in remission from osteosarcoma, and is immediately attracted to him. Growing closer, they share their experiences and enjoy a burgeoning friendship and even first love, all while struggling to ward off their fears of the future.
A hugely affecting, fresh and heartfelt film anchored by Woodley’s superb performance
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