OSCAR-winning psychological drama The Whale is being screened by Keighley Film Club.

The 2022 movie tells the story of a reclusive, morbidly-obese English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Brendan Fraser plays the teacher, Charlie – a portrayal which earned him an Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role.

His daughter, Ellie, is played by Sadie Sink.

Alan Watkinson, for the film club, says: "Charlie is obese, lives in a flat, is inactive and seems to communicate with his students via video calls.

"Following a divorce, he desperately wants to re-establish a good relationship with his daughter – which so far had been lacking.

"The film focusses on emotional and psychological rather than social issues.

"Written as a successful play in 2012, the story brings humour and sensitivity to its subject areas, and the audience is subjected to a helter-skelter of Charlie's contrasting emotions."

The Whale is written by Samuel D Hunter, and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

It has a 15 certificate, and a running time of one hour 57 minutes.

The screening is at Keighley's Picture House on Sunday, April 21. Doors open at 5.35pm, and the film starts at 6pm.