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From Page To Screen: Much Ado About Dying (2022) (15)

28apr4:00 pmFrom Page To Screen: Much Ado About Dying (2022) (15)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Simon Chambers is in India shooting a film when his uncle David , an anarchic retired actor who is missing the limelight, summons him home to England: ‘I think I may be dying.’ Everything that could go wrong does go wrong as David fights with Simon, refusing to go into a care home, and insisting on dying in the squalor of his unheated tumble-down house. He can’t find his false teeth but knows nearly all the lines from his beloved Shakespeare. David’s real life starts to echo King Lear as he starts giving away thousands of pounds to the hot young “carer” who pops in from time to time. Simon and his uncle endure fire, cancer, delirium and the dreaded ‘care home’, to gift this award-winning final performance to the world.

Join us for a post screening Q&A with Simon Chambers

DIRECTOR | Simon Chambers
SOURCE TEXT | Inspired by King Lear by William Shakespeare

For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Sunday 28 April at 4pm

Tickets: Adult £8 | Cons & U25’s £6

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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