Credit: eOne – out Jan 10th
Director Sam Mendes and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins help create a truly memorable experience in 1917 – a film designed to look like just one take. It’s a monumental effort in terms of filmmaking to pull this off so convincingly, with the movie frequently leaving you breathless and on edge. We follow two young servicemen – Lance Corporal’s Schofield (George Mackay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), as they rush through enemy lines to deliver an important message to the frontline. If they fail, thousands of soldiers will lose their lives. It’s frenetic and utterly absorbing, and one of the best WW1 films in recent years (along with the excellent Journey’s End). An unmissable awards-season contender.