Journey’s End

UK | 2017 | 107’ | DCP | Color | English | Group: B

Director: Saul Dibb

Dec 9 (Sat) 18:45 Macao Cultural Centre Hall 2

It is March 1918 and World War I has been raging for nearly four years. C-Company arrives to take its turn in the front line trenches of northern France, led by the war weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky. When a naive young officer Raleigh arrives fresh with excitement about his first posting, a new tension arrives in the trenches as the attack draws ever closer.


Saul Dibb

After a decade making hard-hitting documentaries, Saul’s debut feature was the critically-acclaimed Bullet Boy (BBC Films/UKFC, 2003) which amongst many others won him an Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer. He went on to direct an adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker-winning novel The Line of Beauty (BBC, 2006) with Dan Stevens and Hayley Atwell, followed by The Dutchess (Pathe/BBC Films, 2008) which he co-wrote and directed. Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Charlotte Rampling this became the most successful independent British film of the year and won and was nominated for a host of awards including Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, European Film Awards and the British Independent Film Awards.

In 2013 Saul directed his own adaptation (co-written with Matt Charman) of Irène Némirovsky’sacclaimed novel Suite Francaise (eOne/TWC/TF1) starring Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas. And last year he directed NW, a single film for BBC2, adapted from Zadie Smith’s novel and starring Nikki Amuka-Bird, Phoebe Fox and O-T Fagbenle which was nominated for two Baftas and won the top prize at FIPA.

Saul has just completed post-production on Journey’s End (BFI/Lionsgate) starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones and is currently developing a number of feature and television projects. For film, the true-life epic In Sand & Blood (written by Ronan Bennett) with Independent Films/IM Global. For TV, an adaptation of JG Ballard’s Super-Cannes, with Bonafide Films/Channel 4 (DC Moore writing) and co-writing (with author Ben Lyle) The Irregular for Iain Canning at See-Saw.

Director Saul Dibb

Producer Guy de Beaujeu

Cast Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Tom Sturridge, Toby Jones

Scriptwriter Simon Reade

Cinematographer Laurie Rose

Editor Tania Reddin

Production Design Kristian Milsted

Sound Bryn Thomas

Music Hildur Gudnadóttir

Sound Design Bryn Thomas

Production Fluidity Films


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