Wednesday 7th November. As we approach Armistice Day we are showing
the WW1 drama JOURNEY’S END 2017 107 mins 12A
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope (Sam Claflin), as they await their fate.
“A roster of fine performances elevates director Saul Dibb’s worthy adaptation of RC Sherriff’s classic play about the difficulties and pressures facing soldiers living in the rat-infested trenches during the final throes of the First World War. The main focus is on the conflicted character of alcoholic Captain Stanhope, whose six-day command encompasses a major offensive, but when old school chum Raleigh is drafted into his unit, then routine events become emotionally messier . . . Dibb keeps his camera moving to give dynamism to the inherent staginess, the strained despair is well conveyed and Toby Jones’s cook provides welcome world-weary comic relief. But nothing in the slowburning bleakness shakes it out of the now familiar “War Is Hell” message.”
|Venue:||The Parish Hall|