Saturday Movie Matinee: ‘Ladies in Lavender’

Photos courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

By JARED HAMM | Intern

On Saturday, August 10, Palisades Branch Library will host a Saturday Movie Matinee showing of British drama “Ladies in Lavender.”

This 2004 movie, set in the cozy coastal Cornwall fishing village in 1936, follows the story of the Widdington sisters, Ursula (Judi Dench) and Janet (Maggie Smith). The two sisters discover a gifted young Polish violinist washed up on the beach below their house after he was tossed from his ship that was sailing to America.

After being saved Andrea falls in love with a Russian woman named Olga (Natascha McElhone), who also happens to be the key to his career as a violinist. This sparks a suspicion from the untrusting and jealous villagers causing problems to steal Olga from Andrea.

The movie, based on a story of the same name by William J. Locke, was directed by Charles Dance and produced by Nicolas Brown and Elizabeth Karlsen.

The film has been rated 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and is rated PG-13. The matinee screening will begin at 1 p.m.