14th February - 20th February
Fri 14, Tues 18 & Weds 19, 7.30pm; Thurs 20, 2pm
Based on a true story told to Director Sam Mendes by his grandfather, 1917 tells the story of two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, who are given a seemingly impossible mission. They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men, including Blake’s own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap. Filmed and edited to appear as one single long take that takes place in real time, this is an absorbing and affecting snapshot of the First World War.
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, Jamie Parker