podcast

Billy Elliot

14/02/2018 11:23 am

As we travel on a journey of faith through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, this podcast series - 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' - takes us to the cinema as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading.

One audio review is released for the Sundays of Lent and Easter. We also have a podcast for each day of Holy Week and other key dates.

Second Sunday of Lent

Billy Elliot (2000)

"The original title of this movie was Dancer. A great hit at the Cannes Film Festival, a decision was made that it would do much better avoiding 'dancer' and focussing on the name of the young boy whose story it tells, Billy Elliot. It is a very entertaining movie and should have audiences both laughing and crying."

Listen

You can listen to the podcast using the audio player in the top right-hand corner of this page. Right-click on the link below the player to download.

Fr Peter's review

Billy Elliot - Review 113.00 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

Contributor

Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.