7th February 2024 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7th February 2024 – ALLELUJAH (12)
Starring Jennifer Saunders, Judi Dench, Sally Gill, David Bradley, Russell Tovey and Derek Jacobi
Based on Alan Bennett’s play, Allelujah is a warm and deeply moving story about old age. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. What could go wrong? Allelujah celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.Allelujah is a film where you don't realise there's going to be a twist all, never mind one so vicious. Set in a small, crumbling hospital earmarked for closure, and which mostly deals with geriatric patients, Allelujah starts out as a classic Little Guy vs Government Machine story – but!