December 9, 2022
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "The Carer" *For Adults
Friday, December 9, 2022
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “The Carer", in which Sir Michael Gifford alienates everyone around him as he suffers from an incurable illness. When his daughter sets him up with a companion who is a refugee, surprising changes begin to occur.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "The Carer" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson’s Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is terminally ill. He’s also foul-mouthed, irascible, and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a full time care giver into his home. Out of sheer necessity but hardly convicted at the notion herself, Sir Michael’s daughter Sophia (Emilia Fox) reluctantly brings in a candidate to interview for the job.
Into this fraught household comes Dorottya (Coco König), who is greeted coldly by Sophia and Michael’s estate manager and former lover Milly (Anna Chancellor) but nevertheless manages to convince them to allow her a chance. Dorottya, an aspiring Hungarian actress herself in need of a day job, secretly hopes that this opportunity to care for Sir Michael will propel her own career onstage and endures his unbearable temperament.
Running Time: 88 mins
Filmmakers: János Edelényi
Features: Maitland Chandler, Ruth Posner, Coco König
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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