INTIME, Nina Carini

12 AUGUST

THE KING’S SPEECH

by Tom Hopper

The story of the man who became King George VI of England, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After the abdication of his predecessor, his brother Edward VIII, George reluctantly accepted the crown of kingship. Suffering from a stutter and considered unfit to be king, George VI turned to Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. With the help of a series of unorthodox scientific techniques, and as a result of the customary relationship established between the sovereign and his doctor, George VI managed to find “his” voice and new impetus to lead the country through the tragic years of the Second World War.