Monday, 8 May 2017

Film No. 29 (2017) Viceroy House May 1st.

Film No. 29 (2017) May 1st.  6.30 PM LUNA WINDSOR Nedlands.

"You're giving the nation back to its people, how bad can it be? So let's not make a mess of it".(Lady Mountbatten reassures her husband the simplicity of the task ahead).

There are conflicting historical renditions of the effectiveness of Lord (Hugh Bonneville) and Lady Mountbatten's (Gillian Anderson) Indian legacy when it came to Britain's hand over to India of independence. Viceroy's House gives a version which paints Lord Louis and Lady Edwina as good people who only had the best interests of a divided nation at heart. The costume drama is lavish with stiff upper lip performances of the highest order from the Lord and Lady. The indigenous love story woven into the narrative is flimsy but adds a human touch. Oh, and there's twist, old Winston C sticks his beak in to set The Lord back on his heels. 8GUMS.  

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