Why Dunkirk is the movie you need to book in for
London-born director Christopher Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas realise their dream of immortalising the largest evacuation of allied forces during the Second World War on lustrous 70mm celluloid.
Cleverly unfolding in fragments, which slot together to form a compelling and deeply moving narrative, Dunkirk captures this momentous page in recent history from multiple perspectives.
Young soldier Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) escapes from German fire and hopes to get the first boat home with another terrified recruit, Gibson (Aneurin Barnard).
Meanwhile, Mr Dawson (Mark Rylance) answers Winston Churchill’s impassioned call for civilian boats to head to Dunkirk to rescue British soldiers.
Each small victory comes at a heartbreaking price.