You are invited to join Inner South Family and Friends for our Carers Week Film Afternoon on Saturday 21 October at the Palace Como Cinema, corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra to enjoy the film Victoria & Abdul.
Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Victoria and Abdul is directed by veteran filmmaker Stephen Frears, of High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen, Tamara Drewe, Philomena, The Program, and Florence Foster Jenkins previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall; based on the book by Shrabani Basu.
We acknowledge the support of Carers Victoria in subsidising this event to celebrate National Carers Week 2017
Time: to be advised; approximately 1pm for lunch in the foyer with film to follow.