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Posted: 05/10/2005 in film

Cornwall, in the south west of England, is to me a mystical place. Probably the result of too many summers spent exploring coves and reading about King Arthur’s adventures. Ladies in Lavender is set in a pre-World War II Cornish village and has a hazy fairy tale feel. Two old dames, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, find a young foreign man washed up on their beach. Their quiet routine is disturbed, and they have a new lease of life but not without it dredging up missed opportunities. All the way thru I was waiting for something terrible to happen. It doesn’t, and yet it does. You know the happy ending will be destroyed by the out break of war.

Admission should have come with a big slice of cake and a cup of tea as I left the pictures absolutely starving (even the star gazer pie looked good).


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