WHO’S IN IT?
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Rachel Weisz (My Cousin Rachel), David Thewlis (Wonder Woman), Ken Stott (Café Society), Jonathan Bailey (Testament of Youth), Adrian Schiller (Suffragette), Oliver Maltman (Another Year), Kit Connor (Get Santa), Eleanor Stagg (Miss You Already), Andrew Buchan (All The Money In The World), Geoff Bladon (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
James Marsh (The Theory of Everything), director; Scott Z. Burns (Side Effects), writer, producer; Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Peter Czernin (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Nicolas Mauvernay (The Chorus) and Jacques Perrin (Modern Love), producers; Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival), composer; Eric Gautier (Into The Wild), cinematographer; Jinx Godfrey (Shadow Dancer) and Joan Sobel (A Single Man), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1968, amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Firth) decides to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race to gain funds for his business and his family. He eventually sets sail with an unfinished boat and the hopes of becoming the first person to sail alone around the world without stopping, but the rough conditions of the sea as well as the growing psychological turmoil cause him to greatly exaggerate his voyage to those keeping track, and ends up descending further into madness as he continues his solo voyage…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Colin Firth is as magnetic as ever in this tale of the real-life mystery surrounding Donald Crowhurst and his ambitious attempt to voyage around the world, which ultimately led to something far more tragic.