THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE (U)

WHO’S IN IT?

Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Susan Boyle (film debut), Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter), John Hannah (Sliding Doors), Jude Wright (World Without End)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

John Stephenson (Five Children and It), director; Candace Lee (Home Run) and Eric Newman (Christmas Child), writers; Hannah Leader (Gosford Park) and Tom Newman (End of the Spear), producers; Tim Atack (Cemetary Junction), composer; Mike Brewster (Animal Farm), cinematographer; Emma E. Hickox (Kinky Boots), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Every twenty-five years, an angel visits the candle maker in the town of Gladbury and bestows a miracle onto whoever lights the cherished Christmas Candle. But when a young minister (Matheson) arrives into the town in 1890, the Christmas Candle suddenly goes missing…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Christmas Candle, based on the short story by Max Lucado, is a perfect film for the festive season with its uplifting spiritual tendencies and pure joy in humanity.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2013

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