TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Tolkein (12A)

1h 52m

Director: Dome Karukoski Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lilly Collins, Derek Jacobi

UK Release: Friday 3rd May 2019

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