1917 (2019)

This technically brilliant, multi-award winner from Sam Mendes was inspired by his grandfather's memories of fighting in the First World War.

Two soldiers are tasked with delivering a vital message out from the trenches of the Western Front to British forces stationed many miles away on the other side of no man's land. With a compelling story and stand out performances by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, it is the breathtaking cinematography by Roger Deakins that stands out, made to recreate the experience in what feels like a couple of continuous takes giving the viewer a sense of the chaos and horror of the battlefields of Northern France and an opportunity to marvel at the bravery of the soldiers who fought there.

2019 USA, United Kingdom, Spain, India
Directed by
Sam Mendes
Produced by
Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, Brian Oliver
Written by
Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong
Running time
119 minutes