THE wartime spirit has certainly come a'knocking at Ilkley Cinema this week, with our selection of films showing two very different sides to WWII.
Whisky and the Scots: they go hand in hand like fish and chips, tea and scones and takeaway on a Saturday night. There's no denying that the Scottish love their liquid pride and joy. But what happens when rationing hits the island of Todday and their beloved beverage is no more? All hope is seemingly lost in Whisky Galore!
As luck would have it, a cargo boat carrying 50,000 cases of whisky bound for New York runs aground just off the island. It seems miracles really do happen! And, almost predictably, the looting begins with all the islanders partaking in the theft. Just one problem stands in the way of the inhabitants enjoying their beloved drink: one Captain Waggett, who demands the return of the stolen goods, sparking an uprising and rebellion across the island in this hilarious comedy remake.
In a darker corner of this terrible war stands the story of The Zookeeper's Wife, a touching drama about one family's brave sacrifice to save the lives of all they could.
In 1939, Jan and Antonina ?abi?ska own the thriving Warsaw Zoo, which is flourishing under their stewardship and care. But as the tanks roll across the map of Poland, and their home country is invaded by the Nazis, the couple are shocked to find out they must answer to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back against the terrible atrocities happening around them, the ?abi?skis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save as many Jewish lives as they can.
Finally, Kids' Club sees The Smurfs return in a whole new adventure in Smurfs: The Lost Village, as Smurfette and her new friends embark upon a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, as they discover the biggest secret in all of Smurf history!
by Evie Myers