One Life

1 hour 50 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

We’re almost used to deliberately showstopping performances from multiple Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, but in One Life, he reaches his usual lofty heights with a quiet, understated (almost un-showstopping) performance, playing a true unsung hero. Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, One Life tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton (Johnny Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. 50 years later, Nicky (Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England. It's not until the BBC show That's Life! re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried–all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero. “Hopkins's subtle, emotionally powerful performance grounds the film, and he's aided by classy support from Lena Olin, Helena Bonham Carter and his Two Popes co-star Jonathan Pryce”–Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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