The Railway Children Return (2022)

A   heart-wrenching and adventurous new film set partway through World War II,   Railway Children is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The excellent   acting highlights the emotional plot twists in the well-written script, and   the time period is clearly depicted through costumes and props. Grab some   popcorn, grab some tissues and get watching! 


Railway Children follows three kids, Lily   (Beau Gadson), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) who are sent away to   the countryside in England for safety during the war. There, although missing   their mom immensely, they live happily with a temporary family. One day,   while playing hide and seek in a train station, they discover a person living   in one of the abandoned train carts. At first, they believe it is a German   spy, but they later come to learn a lot about the boy, Abe (KJ Aikens), and   his story. 


However, when Lily receives news that Abe could be more than he's   let on, they have to decide whether to help him illegally or turn him   in. Railway Children is an epic   combination of emotion and action. It pulls you in and keeps you watching and   then slams you with grief. All of the actors who play the five leading kids,   Lily, Pattie, Ted, Thomas (Austin Haynes) and Abe, are fantastic at conveying   the sadness to the audience. Beau Gadson as Lily stands out as being a strong   and emotional actress. In addition, the costumes, props and accents help   express the settings and develop the characters. One example is the school   uniform. Although they are all basically the same, each character has a spark   in their outfit that matches their personality. 


This could be the hairstyle,   headpiece, belt, scarf or shoes. The kids' costumes look absolutely adorable   on screen, especially on the little siblings. The message of Railway Children is that   you can always make a stand and fight for what's right. Lily is a   strong-willed older sister who is determined to help Abe no matter the cost.   Teamwork is also encouraged in this film. What seemed like life or death   disputes at school quickly dissolve when another kid is in need of their   help. There is some minor inappropriate language and violence.

The programme starts 30 minutes after doors open and the main feature 60 minutes after doors open.
Doors open:
7pm Saturday 1st April 2023
Director:
Morgan Matthews
Genre:
Drama, Adventure, Family
Runtime:
95 mins
Certificate:
PG
Starring:
Jenny Agutter, John Bradley, Sheridan Smith
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