The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Moving British road movie based on Rachel Joyce’s novel with Jim Broadbent as a retired man embarking on an unusual walking trip across England.

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Harold Fry, a moving role by Jim Broadbent, is retired and a little depressed. When he receives a letter from a former colleague with a terminal cancer diagnosis, Harold decides to write her back first. However, inspired by a chance encounter with a stranger, Harold makes a drastic decision on his way to the letterbox. To the dismay of his wife, he decides to walk the nearly 1,000 kilometres to the hospice where his colleague is staying. Harold believes that as long as he keeps walking, his colleague will live.

This moving, non-religious pilgrimage, follows Harold on his journey along the B-roads between England’s southernmost and northernmost city. Along the way, the audience gains insight into what drove Harold to his unlikely journey. Based on Rachel Joyce’s 2012 bestseller. (rs)

Hettie Macdonald, UK, 2023, 108 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Nina Singh.