Director: Saul Dibb

107 mins, UK, 2017, Digital

This film was released 2nd February 2018, and is no longer screening.

Exclusively at the IFI. 

Northern France, 1918. British Army C Company is anxiously awaiting an imminent German offensive, led by the broken, alcoholic Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), and formerschoolteacher Osborne (Paul Bettany), his avuncular second-in-command.

The company is joined by the naïve young Second Lieutenant Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), who requested assignment to Stanhope’s command because the two attended the same school.

R.C. Sherriff’s poignant drama of life and death in the trenches of World War I, first performed on-stage starring a young Laurence Olivier in 1928, and filmed in 1930 by James Whale, is faithfully adapted by director Saul Dibb in this restrained production that retains the deep sadness of the play and wisely resists contemporary embellishments. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings at 18.30 on Tuesday 6th and 13.30 on Thursday 8th.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.


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