“I Am Henry” – Short Film Review

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I was recently given the opportunity to watch the short film “I Am Henry”, created by Flying Dutchman Films.  The 24-minute film features Henry VIII in a sort of limbo being confronted by both Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon. He insists he regrets nothing, but he appears to break by the end of the film.

I enjoyed the portrayal of Anne Boleyn by Fleur Keith and Catherine of Aragon by Maria de Lima. I really liked that they also showed Henry, Duke of Cornwall (the baby boy of Catherine and Henry who lived for almost two months) as a young adult and I was touched when Catherine said,”They are all here”. We see Anne walking to her execution, being blinded by the light as she walks and her speech on the scaffold.

I thoroughly enjoyed this short film and it’s really touching. I would have liked to have seen the inclusion of Catherine Howard, who also died on the executioner’s block. You can view this video on Video on Demand on Vimeo. You can rent it for a 24 hour period for €1,81 or you can buy it for €4,08.

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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