Genre: Drama. Dir: Andrew Levitas. Country: UK / USA.
The true story of photographer W. Eugene Smith’s attempt to expose a wide-reaching health scandal when he is sent to document the effects of mercury poisoning in the Japanese coastal city of Minamata. Smith (Johnny Depp) is reclusive and well past his glory days as a revered photojournalist in 1971’s New York, when Life magazine editor Robert Hayes (Bill Nighy) gives him a secret mission: to document Minamata, ravaged by mercury. A heartfelt tale of redemption and triumph over adversity.