Tolkien

Tolkien

September 6 (7pm), 7 (8:15pm) & 10 (7pm)

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

“TOLKIEN IS A BEAUTIFUL TOLD TALE THAT SHOWS THE VALUE OF STRONG, SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS AND HOW THEY CAN SHAPE OUR LIVES, OUR DECISIONS AND OUR PERSONALITIES.”

- Matthew Toomey, ABC radio Brisbane

“BEAUTIFUL, DREAMLIKE VISION OF HOW WRITERS FIND THEIR VOICES TOLD THROUGH THE EARLY LIFE OF TOLKIEN.”

- Julia Swift, My Champlain Valley

“TOLKIEN IS INDEED A TREASURE. I WAS STIMULATED, MOVED AND ENTHRALLED.”

- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile

Directed by Dome Karukoski
Written by David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney

Runtime: 1h 52min
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Language: English

Rated: PG: Violence