Screening on 35mm from Friday 28th July to Thursday 3rd August (6pm only on 3rd August)
Dunkirk is a thrilling war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Set during World War II, it concerns the Dunkirk evacuation.
The all-star cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Nolan wrote the script, told from three perspectives – the land, sea and air – to contain little dialogue and create suspense solely through details. The film made extensive use of practical effects, as opposed to visual effects, such as employing 6,000 extras, assembling boats that had participated in the real Dunkirk evacuation, and using genuine era-appropriate planes for aerial sequences.