Genre: Drama, War. Dir: Sam Mendes. Country: UK / USA.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake 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.
Sam Mendes has ambitiously, with the help of veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins, crafted an on-screen experience that pulls audiences into a visceral battlefield to tell this story of brotherhood, sacrifice and liberty.
“Astonishing as the filmmaking can be at times, it’s Mendes’ attention to character, more than the technique, that makes “1917” one of 2019’s most impressive cinematic achievements.” – Variety
“Sam Mendes turns western front horror into a single-shot masterpiece…an amazingly audacious film; as exciting as a heist movie, disturbing as a sci-fi nightmare.”- The Guardian