ONE LIFE – Interview with Director James Hawes

The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is brought to the big screen and our Gadi Elkon chatted with the film’s Director James Hawes.

Based on the book If It’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton (Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces Trevor Chadwick (Sharp) and Doreen Warriner (Garai) of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky (Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England. It’s not until the BBC show “That’s Life!” re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried – all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero.

Director James Hawes and our Gadi Elkon talked about James’ jump into a feature film from decades of amazing TV Directing, his incredible cast, James’ unique connection to the story and the importance of making a film about Sir Nicholas Winton.

Here is our Interview with Director James Hawes:

The film is out in theaters!

For more information, ONE LIFE.

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