QUEEN AND COUNTRY

  • “A hugely pleasurable follow-up to the director’s autobiographical 1987 HOPE AND GLORY. David Thewlis is in top form. Boorman’s nostalgia and gentle sense of loss are so unabashed and sincere, and his filmmaking still so vital.”
    -FILM COMMENT
  • “A pleasing return to form for the 82-year-old British director.”
    -VARIETY
  • “4 STARS! David Thewlis delivers a truly year’s best, Oscar-worthy performance. Q&C is blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to its supporting cast ... a lovingly crafted period production that perfectly recreates postwar Britain.”
    -THE EPOCH TIMES

The hilarious highlight of John Boorman’s HOPE AND GLORY (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman’s alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill (played by a charming Callum Turner) is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

INFO

Directed by John Boorman.
UK. 115minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
2014. English.

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SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:15pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 6:15pm
  • Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm