||UPDATED: April 16, 2015
|Queen & Country|
|Dir: John Boorman Starring: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt 115mins DCP|
|APRIL 17 - 23 |
Fri,Sat & Sun 5:00 & 7:30
Mon Thurs 7:30 only
3:00 Matinee Saturday & Sunday
The long-awaited sequel to Hope and Glory finds Bill (Rohan) and his best friend, Percy (Jones), getting in their National Service. The Korean War is on the horizon, and while Bill protests England's support of the Americans in the war, his mind is also on other matters - namely, Ophelia (Egerton).
Without any immediate enemy in sight and two years of drills and tedium ahead of them, Bill and Percy rebel against their superiors and find banal and absurd ways to pass the time with their fellow "virgin soldiers" - soldiers too young and inexperienced to understand the intricacies of the world and what they're fighting for, but deemed old enough to fight for it all the same.
Sweeping, elegant, whimsical, and bittersweet, Queen & Country has enchanted viewers since it debuted at Cannes. As a bonus, it can help fill the gap left by Downton Abbey.