It's Christmas 1958 and everything at Hudsucker Industries is going great, profits and the stock price have never been higher.
So, it’s shocking when President Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) runs down the table at the Board of Directors meeting and throws himself out the 45th floor window of the Hudsucker building.
Just as the firm's founder takes a leap from the top floor, Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins) arrives to take a job in the mailroom of the monolithic Hudsucker Industries.
Executive Mussberger (Paul Newman) is reasoning that the board can only take control of the company if they make the stock plummet until they can afford to buy it, so he recruits dim-bulb mail-room clerk Norville as the company's new president.
Evoking the Hollywood urban fairytales of Howard Hawks or Frank Capra, The Hudsucker Proxy captures the spirit of Christmas without re-trodding upon clichéd Santa stories.
“...this is without doubt one of the most exhilarating films of the year.” - Empire
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Duration: 106 minutes
Narrated by actress Kate Winslet, the Irish-produced short film The Lost Letter tells the tale of a young boy whose love for Christmas is not dampened by his mean-spirited neighbour.
Written and directed by Kealan O’Rourke (The Boy in the Bubble), The Lost Letter was inspired by a story in The Irish Times.
This delightful 8-minute short animated film has screened at numerous film festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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