The 61st edition of The BFI London Film Festival is firmly underway and Saul Dibb‘s (Suite Française, The Duchess), World War One drama Journey’s End will be playing the Festival. Ahead of its London Film Festival Gala Screening, Lionsgate Films starts the movie cinematic marketing train by releasing the movie’s new artwork.
Unless you’ve been there, no one can really describe the true feeling of being in the heart of a war battle. World War One was one of those dreadful wars, many young men or basically, boys lost their lives. Asa Butterfield plays one of those babyfaces, trained officers who quickly learn the claustrophobic horror around them and death is knocking on the door.
It will be an emotional dramatic journey and director Dibb stated the novel by RC Sherriff and Vernon Bartlett’s novel was what attracted him to the project. The Human account and the truth as if the authours were actually in the war.
Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name, JOURNEY’S END is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches. Told that a German offensive is imminent Stanhope drowns his fears in whisky whilst the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) attempt to distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and life before the war. They are joined by Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), a young new officer fresh out of training excited about his first real posting, and a chance to serve under Stanhope. Raleigh’s naivety serves as a stark contrast to the other men’s impending fear as the tension rises and the attack draws ever closer.
Journey’s End doesn’t have an exact release date yet apart from February 2018.The movie will also play London FIlm Festival Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October.