QUEEN AND COUNTRY (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Callum Turner (Glue), Vanessa Kirby (About Time), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class), Tamsin Egerton (Love, Rosie), Sinéad Cusack (V for Vendetta), David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby), Pat Shortt (Calvary), John Standing (Chaplin)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

John Boorman (Hope and Glory), director, writer, producer; Kieran Corrigan (Country of My Skull), producer; Stephen McKeon (Two By Two), composer; Seamus Deasy (The General), cinematographer; Ron Davis (The Tailor of Panama), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Nearly a decade after his experiences as a child in World War 2 (as depicted in Boorman’s Hope and Glory), Bill Rohan (Turner) begins basic training in the early Fifties in preparation for the Korean War. Although he gets nowhere near the actual conflict, Bill and his trouble-making friend Percy (Jones) battle their snooty superiors on their base and find love in their town…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Filmmaker John Boorman, whose semi-autobiographical flick Hope and Glory was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture in 1987, makes his long-awaited follow-up to that film which continues the fictional exploits of his on-screen counterpart as he goes through some natural, and awe-inspiring, changes and feelings.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2015

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