Films to see in 2013: Quartet and Song for Marion

After the success of the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, films featuring older people seem to be having a moment.

Quartet starring Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly is directed by Dustin Hoffman and is in cinemas on January the 4th.

Song For Marion stars Terence Stamp as grumpy pensioner Arthur, who is reluctantly persuaded by his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join an unconventional local choir and is due for release on February the 8th.

Yesterdays Sunday Times magazine called this new genre of films Gran-com, which we’re not sure we like, but nonetheless both films feature two of our favourite things, singing and old people and look funny,heartwarming and poignant and definitely worth seeing.


  • Rosemary says:

    I remember Terence Stamp as a beautiful youth – not sure seeing him as a grumpy pensioner will get my 2013 off to the best start!

  • Amanda mac says:

    Hi Jane- the little girl in Song for Marion is my niece , Orla . Wer went to the premiere and Terence Stamp is still a beautiful man x

  • Jane says:

    Oh how fab Amanda, will look out for her – LOVE Terence Stamp. J x

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