SHOWTIME 2PM & 7PM
ENGLISH | UK 2022 | 108 minutes
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd
When victors write the history of the defeated, accuracy is not their intent. Not content with just disparaging King Richard III, his detractors buried him without a marker. Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins), a writer disoriented after divorce, comes upon the Richard III Society and flings herself into the search for his long-lost grave. Her journey parallels King Richard’s fate as experts and bureaucrats cast doubt on this enthusiastic amateur.
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It makes for a light, cosy history lesson, and there’s much to admire here: Coogan and [Jeff] Pope’s screenplay is warmly written, propped up by a pleasingly jaunty Hitchcockian score.