WHO’S IN IT?

Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Javier Bardem (No County For Old Men), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour), Jean Reno (Léon), Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Denise Newman (Forgiveness), Oscar Best (Dark Hearts), Zubin Cooper (film debut), Sebelethu Bonkolo (Hector and the Search for Happiness), Hopper Penn (film debut), Merritt Wever (Birdman), Tina Jaxa (The Bird Can’t Fly)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Sean Penn (Into The Wild), director; Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief), writer; Bill Gerber (Gran Torino), Matt Palmieri (Sand) and Bill Pohlad (12 Years A Slave), producers; Hans Zimmer (Inception), composer; Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker), cinematographer; Jay Cassidy (Silver Linings Playbook), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Whilst in Africa on a humanitarian mission, Wren (Theron) – the director of an international aid agency – meets and falls in love with handsome relief aid doctor Miguel (Bardem), and both must face difficult choices in a harsh environment of civil unrest…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Sean Penn directs a strong cast of acclaimed actors in this well-intentioned romance-drama that can surely overcome its negative press and reports of booing at last year’s Cannes Film Festival… right?

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017