Best Of British Season – The Lady In The Van - 12

Best Of British Season – The Lady In The Van - 12

The Lady in the Van tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny and uplifting. Maggie Smith won Best Actress at London’s Evening Standard Film Awards.

Get ready for the Oscars and relive Bafta’s past with our selection of highly acclaimed and highly received British films screened within the past two years. Our handpicked collection celebrates the influence of British culture in film.

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Unshowy to a fault, Hytner delivers a fine, moving comedy of English manners between a writer and his eccentric tenant, which slowly deepens into an exploration of human bonds


Smith is excellent as the homeless woman who parked her camper van in Alan Bennett’s garden for 15 years, in this enjoyable film about their poignant relationship.

The Guardian

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