NDTV Lumière Presents ‘Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution’March 13th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Celebrate Womanhood with NDTV Lumière
Awarded Best Film at the Wurzburg International Film and TV Awards
Winner of the 2008 Audience Award at the Wurzburg International Film and TV Awards
Screened at the 2007 Cambridge Film Festival.
Mumbai, March 9, 2009: Woman, she will protect you like a child, take you on a high and be your comfort when you cry, celebrating this very spirit of womanhood is NDTV Lumière as it brings you a warm and engaging comedy “Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution’. Based on the real life story, “Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution’ is a feel good comedy following one dysfunctional family’s journey from 1968 West Yorkshire to 19 below freezing East Germany and back again. The Film of English and Hungarian origin will hit the theatre screens in Mumbai on March 13th, 2009.
Mr. Ratcliffe (Iain Glen) moves his entire family behind the Iron Curtain to support the Communist revolution in East Germany, but his meek and domestic wife Mrs. Ratcliffe (Catherine Tate) soon realizes that it might not quite be Communist paradise. Now she has more things to worry about – her rebellious teenage daughter is stirring up trouble in the neighborhood, and what’s worse, her twelve year older daughter seems to be adjusting quite happily to life in East Germany - as a spy on her own family. Mrs. Ratcliffe gradually realizes that they have to go home - and soon. But between her own reluctance to face her revolutionary husband and her younger daughter turned-informer, this might be a revolution that never comes.
Directed by Billie Eltringham, “Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution’ is a witty tale of a family drawing closer in times of need, the strength a mother can show to protect her own and how a man, blinded by his obsession, finally sees the light. Catch the Women’s day special release at a PVR cinema near you, this March.
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