This exclusive event, for BAFTA members and invited guests only, will also be attended by First Minister Carwyn Jones.
March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…
The production moved quickly, taking only six weeks: shooting for two weeks in an existing trench network in Ipswich, two weeks in a dugout recreated at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff, a week on various locations (many of the ruined buildings were in Wales) and a week in a trench in a car park.
BFI and Wales Screen present Journey's End in association with Metro International Entertainment and British film company and Umedia. A Fluidity films production produced in association with Third Wednesday films.
18.30 - drinks reception exclusively for BAFTA members, invited guests of Welsh Government and the production
19.30 - screening followed by Q&A
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