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Hay History Weekend - Henry V at Booth's Cinema (Olivier version)

  • Booth's Cinema Brook St Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5BQ United Kingdom (map)

Come and see Henry V directed by Laurence Olivier in the comfort of Booth's Cinema.

Tickets through Booth's Cinema website:

Laurence Olivier's adaptation of Henry V is one of the finest Shakespeare films ever made, full of rousing action, beautiful colours, and passionate performances. Henry V is the story of the newly crowned king of England, who fights the French for possession of Normandy. Olivier's direction is inventive, beginning the film as if it were a performance at the Globe Theatre, and having it slowly expand so the final battle scenes take place in realistic settings. Released in 1944 during the height of World War II, Henry V didn't receive an American release until 1946, upon which Olivier won a special Academy Award for "his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

YEAR: 1944

RUNNING TIME: 141 minutes

DIRECTED BY: Laurence Olivier

STARRING: Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Robert Newton, George Cole, Renee Asherson