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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: free resources for Circlers

This delightful and charming film will be released in UK cinemas on Thursday 26th February.

Film Synopsis:
Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they've found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!

With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny's mother, Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel.

As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

Damaris Community Engagement are providing the following resources:

  • Two Thinking Film discussion starters – these are short features that enable people of any background to engage with issues raised by the film, using clips and interviews to introduce relevant concepts and explore different perspectives. These features explore the issues of intergenerational co-operation, and living life to the full at any age.
  • The Leader's Guide - which is an essential companion for all our resources. It provides all you need to put on an event around the film (for a few friends or a large group) and contains template posters, invitations, themed recipes, quizzes, discussion questions and background information. Download it as a pdf from www.damaris.org/marigold2 or request a free printed book with a DVD www.damaris.org/resourcepacks/marigold2 of all the resources.

Please let others know about these resources so they can benefit from them too. Do also get in touch to tell us your stories of how you are using them among friends and for events in the wider community - we'd love to know!

Emily Smart
Damaris Community Engagement Team

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