At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a German massacre of hundreds of their comrades. Director Sam Mendes and Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins create the mesmerizing illusion that the entire picture is one continuous shot, contributing to the effectiveness of this powerful, deeply moving film that has been nominated for Best Picture. With Rocketman’s Richard Madden, The King’s Speech’s Colin Firth and The Imitation Game’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Closed captioned screening on Monday, February 3 at 7:00pm.
“Mendes has made a film that feels wholly alive. It’s a carefully polished picture, not one that strives for gritty realism. But its inherent devotion to life and beauty is part of its power…” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“Director Sam Mendes [personalizes] the experience through two young British soldiers sent on a harrowing, high-stakes, night-long mission; he creates a film that is tense, exhilarating and profoundly moving.” — Caryn James, BBC
“What might have been easily dismissed as little more than a simplistic stunt, instead becomes a potent and unforgettable piece of cinema.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth
English, French, German