Upstream journey of faith and fish

Undated Film Still Handout from Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature Film Reviews.
Undated Film Still Handout from Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature Film Reviews.

Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas star in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at the Picture House this week.

When Britain’s leading fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheikh’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable.

But when the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary latches onto it as a ‘good will’ story, the unlikely team put everything on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible is possible.

It will be screened from Friday until Sunday.

The winner of the Picture House’s favourite films season will be shown tonight (Thursday).

Brief Encounter received more than 23 per cent of the votes.

It tells the story of suburban housewife Laura Jesson, who meets doctor Alec Harvey in the refreshment room of a railway station.

Although Laura is married, the couple start to fall for each other and continue to meet at the station cafe, knowing all the time that their love is impossible.

A dancer gathers the best from around the world to take on American crew Invincible in Streetdance 2 on Saturday and Sunday.

Le Havre, a warm-hearted portrait of the French harbour city, will be screened on Sunday and Monday.

Vincent Cassel stars in The Monk on Tuesday and Wednesday. The gothic chiller depicts the rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid.

For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk.