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ALL IS LOST

USA, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Special Events)

Director: J.C. Chandor

ALL IS LOST

"As close to pure existential cinema as American filmmaking is likely to get these days … All is Lost [is an] emotionally resonant one-man showcase for Robert Redford." - Variety

The talk of Cannes, JC Chandor’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Margin Call sees Robert Redford shine in his most physically demanding, powerful performance ever. He plays an unnamed solo sailor woken by a collision with a drifting shipping container that rips a hole in his 11-metre yacht. Taking on water, and with his navigation equipment and radio broken, he is stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with a violent storm approaching.

Almost entirely dialogue-free, All Is Lost hinges on Redford’s extraordinary performance and Chandor’s finely nuanced script and masterfully controlled direction. Shot in widescreen mostly on the open ocean, and building slowly into an intense and engrossing high-stakes tale of survival, this is a cinematic tour de force.

"Utterly compelling viewing." - The Independent

D/S JC Chandor P Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb Dist Universal TD DCP/2012

Closing Night tickets include the film and the Closing Night party at the Festival Lounge.

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