"A thoughtful and charming portrait" – London Evening Standard
"Hoult brings a quiet, romantic intensity to the young Tolkien" – Entertainment Weekly
"A sympathetic and sensitive portrait of the novelist as a young man" – Independent
"Karukoski’s entertaining film boasts flair and narrative ambition" – Empire
Nicholas Hoult stars in Dome Karukoski's compelling biopic exploring the early years of the Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien.
Orphaned as a boy, Tolkien became a keen scholar and linguist whose life was shaped by the friendship, love, and artistic inspiration he found amongst his academic peers. But the outbreak of World War I threatened to tear the fabric of his life apart.
This epic story of love, loss, and fellowship offers insight into the man who imagined Middle-earth.
Dir: Dome Karukoski
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Anthony Boyle
USA 2019, 112mins