Our first film of 2020 features the music of Mozart, Brahms, and Festival Sinfonia-featured composer Ludwig van Beethoven supporting the inspiring story of King George VI. Together we’ll explore why music from German composers would be used to score a story that culminates in a British monarch declaring war on their country.
England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.
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