James Gray | USA 2016, 141 minutes | 6:45pm, Tuesday 3 October
Here, he [Gray] effortlessly expands his reach as he moves across time and continents and in the process turns the past into a singular life. There’s much to love in this film, but what lingers are those lapidary details that often go missing in stories about great men, as if they had built the world alone and no child had ever raced down a road waving goodbye as a father disappeared into history. – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilisation that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
An epic-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.
D James Gray S James Gray based on David Grann’s book P Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson, Anthony Katagas, and Jeremy Kleiner C Darius Khondji E John Axelrad and Lee Haugen
Language: English, and Spanish, Portuguese and German with English subtitles
Distribution: Studio Canal DCP