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Military Wives

Military Wives (12A)

Borderlines Film Festival
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Director: Peter Cattaneo
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes
Duration: 110 minutes

From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Scott Thomas) is the perfect officer’s wife, bearing all with grace and stoicism. She finds freedom in song and persuades a disparate group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir. Initially sceptical, newcomer Lisa (Sharon Horgan), a rebel and rocker to the core, is quickly swayed by the choir’s camaraderie, humour and courage.

By belting out pop hits and rock anthems, this extraordinary group of women bring joy, hope and strength to a wider audience. Inspired by the award-winning BBC documentary series The Choir, Military Wives soars with finely-tuned lead performances and a deft script by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard.

“…Calendar Girls with less nudity and more harmonising…” Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

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