One of this year’s major Oscar contenders is this World War I epic by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall).

Winner of the Oscar for Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects. Nominated for 10 Oscars, including best film, best director and best original screenplay.
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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.

The story of 1917 is based around a ‘fragment’ Alfred Mendes had told to his grandson, director Sam Mendes. The film is considered to be one of the frontrunners in the upcoming Oscar race.

For his work in 1917, Roger Deakins won an Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Sam Mendes, UK, USA, 2019, 119 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay.