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Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Winnie the Pooh stories have entranced generations over the decades. But for Pooh author, World War One veteran AA Milne and his young family, the success of his Bear with Very Little Brain was an altogether less happy tale. Christopher Robin was based on Milne’s young son (nicknamed Billy Moon)- but the book’s success meant Milne Jr soon developed a lifelong hatred of his fictional, honey-guzzling pal. This period drama, beautifully evokes the atmosphere of interwar rural England, and captures the inner torment of the real-life Christopher Robin with a sad poignancy. A quietly competent cast of Brit talent, including Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald and screenwriter Frank Cottrel Boyce summon up the emotional dynamics and serene settings of this bittersweet parable of fame and family.
2017 / English dialogue with Arabic and French subtitles / Colour / 107 mins
Genre: Biography, Family and Historical
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Simon Curtis
Producer: Damian Jones, Steve Christian
Scriptwriter: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
DOP: Ben Smithard
Editor: Victoria Boydell
Composer: Carter Burwell
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore
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