A YOUNG girl, Liesel, is sent to live with a childless foster family during World War II.

Her new mother (Emily Watson) is dull and ridicules any attempts by Liesel to make her new life better. Her new father (Geoffrey Rush) has more character, but spends all his spare time playing his accordion.

Alone in this new world, Liesel (Sophie Nélisseshe) seeks to escape in the one book she is allowed to bring with her.

Against a backdrop of the horror of war, Liesel discovers more books and immerses herself in a world of classical literature.

Her little paradise is interrupted when her new family takes in a Jewish fugitive called Max (Ben Schnetzer), who is kept hidden in the cellar.

As Liesel and Max grow in friendship, he encourages her to not only read more, but to start writing stories herself.

You can catch this acclaimed film, The Book Thief at the North Curry Film Society.

It is based on the international bestseller of the same name.

The film will be shown at North Curry Village Hall, TA3 6NQ on Wednesday, May 25. The doors and licensed bar open for members at 7 pm and guests paying £5 are welcome to attend from 7:15 pm.

Full details of the society's forthcoming programme, with trailers for the films, can be found on: www.northcurryfilmsociety.org.uk