A glass of wine and a period drama on a cold winter's night in a beautiful setting!
From 6.45pm on Wednesday evenings during the month of November, the National Trust for Jersey invites you to 16 New Street to enjoy a series of themed candlelit film screenings with introductions by film aficionado Stefan Rousseau of Jersey's 'Alliance Francaise'.
The ticket charge of £10.00 is inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
5th November: The Madness of King George, Dir. Nicholas Hytner, 1994
The Madness of King George, which was adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, tells the true story of George III's deteriorating mental health and his equally declining relationship with his son, the Prince of Wales, particularly focusing on the period around the Regency Crisis of 1788. Modern medicine has suggested the King's symptoms were the result of acute intermittent porphyria, an enzyme disorder.
12th November: Master & Commander: Far Side of the World, Dir. Peter Weir, 2003
The dramatic film starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, which combines elements from 13 different novels of Patrick O'Brian, takes place in the spring of 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey of HMS Surprise is ordered to pursue the French privateer Acheron, and "Sink, Burn, or take her a Prize." Their journey via Cape Horn and the Galapagos Islands also recalls that of Charles Darwin and Captain Robert Fitzroy on HMS Beagle 1831-36.
19th November: Sense & Sensibility, Dir. Ang Lee, 1995
Based on Jane Austen's novel of 1811, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, the story follows the Dashwood sisters. Though they are members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, circumstances result in their sudden destitution, forcing them to seek financial security through marriage. Actors Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman play their respective suitors.
26th November: The Young Victoria, Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009
It was Sarah, Duchess of York, who conceived the idea for this film, which was written by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany, the story is based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Filming took place at various architectural landmarks in England with great emphasis on historical accuracy.
To book and pay in advance please contact the National Trust office on 483193.
Please bring a cushion but leave your high heels at home!