“★★★★★ – Ambitious and unshakeable storytelling” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to this World War I epic.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Pride’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.
Filmed in an extraordinary single take by master cinematographer Roger Deakins, 1917 stands alongside Saving Private Ryan and Dunkirk as a modern war film masterpiece and an enthralling story of empathy, heroism and the horrors of war.
Dir: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Benedict Cumberbatch
UK/USA 2019, 119mins