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Never Let Me Go (2010)

In an alternative history, where medical science has achieved a breakthrough extending human lifespans beyond 100 years, “Never Let Me Go” unfolds. The film centers around three friends—Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy—who share their childhood at the seemingly idyllic English boarding school called Hailsham.

As children, they play games, invent mysteries, and form close bonds. Kathy, portrayed by Carey Mulligan, is a quiet girl who meets the more assertive Ruth, played by Keira Knightley. Meanwhile, Tommy, portrayed by Andrew Garfield, struggles with controlling his anger and often becomes a victim of bullying.

As they grow into young adults, the trio grapples with the strength of their love for each other. Their lives take a haunting turn when they discover the truth: they are clones, created for a specific purpose. Their sole destiny is to serve as organ donors for the “original” humans. The film delves into their emotional turmoil as they come to terms with their predetermined fate.

Despite its dystopian backdrop, the heart of the film lies in the characters’ emotional struggles. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy face their fate with courage, love, and a poignant sense of inevitability. The film leaves viewers pondering the ethical implications of a society that sacrifices some lives for the benefit of others.

Never Let Me Go is a beautifully tragic exploration of love, identity, and mortality set against the backdrop of a world where science has rewritten the rules of life and death.

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

The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

Doors open:

6:30pm Saturday 3rd August 2024


Mark Romanek


Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
1h 44m
Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Charlotte Rampling
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