John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
David Lynch's moving retelling of a true story features an Academy Award©-nominated performance by John Hurt as John Merrick, the victim of a disease that has left him so horrendously deformed he's spent most of his life as a carnival-show 'freak' with his exact condition never diagnosed. In time, Merrick comes under the care of Dr Treves (Anthony Hopkins), who installs the 'Elephant Man' in a hospital, where he studies him, helps him to overcome a seemingly insurmountable speech impediment, and – for a time – gives him back some human dignity. Through the striking cinematography of Freddie Francis, the film superbly invokes the bleak mood of an industrial Victorian England.
Please note: This film will not have Audio Description, as previously advertised. The certification listed in our brochure is incorrect - this screening is a 12A, not the previously advertised PG. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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