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Finding Your Feet (2017)

On the eve of her retirement, Sandra Abbott, a middle-class, judgmental woman, discovers that her recently knighted husband of 35 years, Mike, is having an affair with her best friend, Pamela. 


Shocked and betrayed, Sandra seeks refuge in London with her estranged older sister, Bif.

Bif lives a vastly different life from Sandra’s. She’s an outspoken, free-spirited soul who resides on an inner-city council estate. Sandra, who married for stability and security, feels like a fish out of water next to her bohemian sister.


As Sandra grapples with her shattered world, she finds herself dining with Bif at an Asian restaurant. A confrontation with the owner leads to a night in police custody. Meanwhile, Mike informs Sandra that he’s moving in with Pamela, triggering an emotional breakdown.

Bif rushes Sandra to the hospital after an anxiety attack. Along the way, Sandra clashes with Bif and their mutual friend, Charlie, who enjoys recreational weed. Despite their differences, Bif encourages Sandra to join her community dance class, reminding her that she used to ballroom dance.


At the dance class, Sandra reconnects with Charlie and meets Bif’s other friends, Jackie and Ted. Jackie, a divorcee, and Ted, mourning his wife, add color to Sandra’s life. When Sandra’s daughter, Nicola, and grandson, Luke, visit, Bif has a date, leaving Sandra to answer Luke’s probing questions.


Gradually, Sandra begins to enjoy herself, especially when dancing with Charlie. However, when the teacher proposes a charity dance show, Sandra hesitates. Charlie, who lives on a narrow houseboat, sold his house to pay for his wife’s dementia care home. Despite her reservations, Sandra’s newfound joy blossoms on the dance floor.


“Finding Your Feet” beautifully explores love, loss, and second chances, all set against the backdrop of dance and sisterhood. It’s a heartwarming tale of rediscovery and embracing life’s unexpected twists.  For those seeking laughter, romance, and a touch of bohemian spirit, this film is a delightful choice.

The programme starts 30 minutes after doors open and on Saturdays the main feature about 60 minutes after doors open.

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Doors open:

6:30pm Saturday 17th August 2024

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Genre:

Drama, Comedy
Runtime:
1h 49m
Certificate:
12
Starring:
Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall
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