The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Written by: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Tristan Wilds, Hilarie Burton
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Based on Sue Monk Kidd's best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a grief stricken 14 year-old girl who finds solace for her dead mother in the arms of the local caregiver (Hudson) and the fiercely independent bee keeping Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Keys and Okonedo).

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In 1964 South Carolina, 14 year old Lily is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her loneliness and a troubled relationship with her father, she finds true solace in the mesmerizing, fascinating world of beekeeping.

This event has been organised by the Highbury Film Club. Cert 12A

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