EU Film Festival Day 4: Eddie The Eagle (UK)
Fri, May 19. 4:00PM - 6:00PM
EU Film Festival Zimbabwe Theatre in the Park (Harare Gardens) Harare, Zimbabwe
Cut from the British Olympic downhill ski team, notoriously tenacious wanna-be athlete and province boy Michael "Eddie" Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at - of all things - ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a rebellious, charismatic former ski jumper riddled with alcohol problems, who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards' spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie's never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The inspirational true story melts hearts of the young and the old alike - don't miss out on this blockbuster.