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One Life

One Life

Time: 2pm & 7pm
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One Life is a 2023 film directed by James Hawes.

The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn as Sir Nicholas, with Lena Olin, Romola Garaj, and Helena Bonham Carter in supporting roles.

One Life had its world première at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2023, and its European première at the 2023 London Film Festival


When a 29-year-old London stockbroker visits Czechoslovakia in 1938, just weeks after the Munich Agreement was signed, he encounters families in Prague who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria. They are living in poor conditions, with little or no shelter or food, and in fear of the invasion by the Nazis. Winton is introduced to Doreen Warriner head of the Prague office of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia BCRC). Horrified by the conditions in the refugee camps, Winton decides to save Jewish children himself. Actively supported by his mother Babette, herself a German-Jewish migrant who has since converted to the Church of England he overcomes bureaucratic hurdles, collects donations, and looks for foster families for the children brought to England. A race against time begins as it is unclear how long the borders will remain open before the inevitable Nazi invasion.

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  • Tickets available at the door: $12.
  • Film Club Passes available at the Box Office or at the Perth library: $50 (for five films)

Production Images


Anthony Hopkins as Nicholas Winton
Johnny Flynn as young Nicholas Winton
Helena Bonham Carter as Babi Winton
Lena Olin as Grete Winton
Jonathan Pryce as Martin Blake
Ziggy Heath as young Martin Blake
Romola Garai as Doreen Warriner
Alex Sharp as Trevor Chadwick
Samantha Spiro as Esther Rantzen