‘Noble’ will finally be seen in UK cinemas this February as UK distribution deal is agreed with Miracle Communications
Noble captures the remarkable true life story of Christina Noble who, despite having a poor and troubled childhood, and equally difficult growth into adulthood, went on to help tens of thousands of orphaned children in Vietnam, a country she’d been inspired to visit following a recurring dream.
Starring Deirdre O’Kane in the title role, alongside Brendan Coyle (Downtown Abbey), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) and Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), it’s by turns a funny, uplifting and moving film which pulls at the heartstrings.
The film’s synopsis:
Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war.
When Irish-woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country “that she wouldn’t be able to show you on a map”.
With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won abilities, she is about to change everything, for hundreds of thousands of people. Shifting between past and present, the film concentrates on Christina’s strength of character, as she uses music and humour to pursue a seemingly impossible dream, always following her motto that “a little insane goes a long way.”
NOBLE is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right.
Donald Clarke of The Irish Times said it is “fuelled by excellent performances, Noble has an uncomplicated integrity to it that will warm even the most resistant heart.” Justin Lowe of The Hollywood Reporter called it “a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit”.
The film was directed by Stephen Bradley (Sweety Barrett, Chasing the Lions), who is also married to Deirdre O’Kane.
About Christina Noble:
Christina Noble is an Irish children’s rights campaigner, charity worker and writer, who founded the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in 1989.
Noble was born on 23 December 1944, in Dublin, Ireland. Her mother died when she was ten, and she was sent to an orphanage, and told that her three siblings were had passed away.
She escaped and lived rough in Dublin, where she suffered horrific abuse. Her baby son was forcibly adopted, against her will. She married and had three more children, but was the victim of domestic abuse.
She visited Vietnam to care for abused children after a recurring dream, during the Vietnam War, about them appealing for her help. This led to her creating the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
She appeared as a “castaway” on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 15 June 1997, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Noble will screen across UK cinemas from 12th February.