Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Based on the book of the same name, “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society” tells the story of writer Juliet Ashton and her relationship with an eccentric group of people who, having suffered the experiences of Occupation during WWII, find solace in books, reading and the simple pleasure of each other’s company.
The miracle of Dunkirk is well documented but less attention attention is paid to the history of Guernsey in the summer of 1940. An order came from the British Government for Guernsey to be demilitarised. It was also announced that the evacuation of children of school age and those under school age was expected to take place next day. This was completely voluntary. Persons willing to accompany evacuated children as helpers had to report to any headmaster or headmistress. The following day, June 21st, over 10,000 had already left by boat. This had been wonderfully well organised both from England and from Guernsey, and accomplished very quickly indeed.
The German occupation of the Channel Islands lasted for most of the Second World War, from 30 June 1940 until their liberation on 9 May 1945. The Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey are two British Crown dependencies in the English Channel, near the coast of Normandy. The Channel Islands were the only de jure part of the British Empire to be occupied by Nazi Germany during the war.
Anticipating a swift victory over Britain, the occupying German forces initially experimented by using a relatively moderate approach to the non-Jewish population, supported by local collaborators. However, as time progressed the situation grew gradually worse, leading to forced labour, mass deportations and ending in near starvation for both occupied and occupiers during the winter of 1944–45.
The movie’s premise is simple. In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Despite its improbable title and a limited theatrical release, the film works well on the small screen. James is a winsome, engaging presence, ably supported by three other “Downton Abbey” stalwarts, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode and Penelope Wilton. Undoubtedly the film’s star, she is nevertheless given a run for her money by the brooding Dutch actor Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”) as Dawsey, a handsome pig farmer.
If the story plays out without the slightest surprise —the second you see that Dawsey is extremely handsome you know exactly where this is going — it doesn’t make it any less pleasant a watch. In fact, its a pleasant diversion that holds up with repeated viewings. The same cannot be said for umpteen whodunnits.
Lily James, an English actress, began her acting career in the British television series “Just William” (2010). Following her role in the period drama series “Downton Abbey” (2012–2015), her film breakthrough was the title role in “Cinderella” (2015).
James went on to play Natasha Rostova in the television series “War & Peace” (2016), and starring roles in several films, including “Baby Driver” (2017), “Darkest Hour” (2017),“The Guernsey Literary and “Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018), the musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018), “Yesterday” (2019) and “Rebecca” (2020).