National Theatre Live: Travelling Light

Genre:  Comedy, Musical, Other
Running Time:  180 min.
Release Date: February 9, 2012 (limited)

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Cast: Antony Sher


This new play by Nicholas Wright is a comedic tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age.

In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father's cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years later, Motl—now a famed American film director—looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Studio: Sharmill Films
Screenplay: Nicholas Wright

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