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This film was last shown on 19 February 2020
'This phantasmagoric first world war nightmare from the British director is ambitious and unshakeable storytelling' - The Guardian ★★★★★
Get ahead of the awards season and see the film everyone is talking about. 1917 arrives on the big screen after winning two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Based on a story told to Director Sam Mendes by his grandfather, 1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, who are given a seemingly impossible mission. 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.
An ambitious and innovative filming style – that sees the film played out as one, continuous shot – will leave you breathless and utterly absorbed.
- Dir: Sam Mendes
- UK, USA
- 1 hour 59 minutes
- Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth