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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Queen and Country

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h54

Synopsis

1952. Bill Rohan is 18 and wanders, dreamy and happy, along the riverside where his family have a house. His daydreaming is rudely interrupted by the Korean war, the draft, and the harsh reality of the military camp where he trains. There, he meets Percy, who becomes his firm friend. After their induction, numerous conscripts are sent to Korea.  Bill and Percy are lucky enough to find themselves as instructors in a training camp. They plot against an unbearable sergeant. They also make some excursions into the outside world. During one of them, Bill falls in love with a girl who is unattainable.

Director

John Boorman

One of Britain’s most acclaimed directors, John Boorman is known for making films resplendent with great visual flair and taut narrative. He began his career as a documentary director for the BBC before his first breakthrough project, Point Blank, in 1967. His most renowned projects include Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory and The General.

Caleb Landry Jones
Callum Turner
David Thewlis
Pat Shortt
Richard E. Grant
Tamsin Egerton

Screenplay
John Boorman

Image
Seamus Deasy

Sound
Dragos Stanomir

Editing
Ron Davis

Music
Stephen McKeon

Set decoration
Anthony Pratt

Production :
Spiritvale Limited
33 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2 – Irlande
Tél : +353 (01) 6766588
info@merlin-films.com
www.merlin-films.com

Coproduction :
Q and Country Limited (Royaume-Uni)
S.C. Castel Film (Roumanie)
Le Pacte (France)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Le Pacte
Tél : +33 1 44 69 59 59
f.cavigneaux@le-pacte.com
www.le-pacte.com

Distribution :
Le Pacte
Tél : +33 1 44 69 59 59
f.cavigneaux@le-pacte.com
www.le-pacte.com

Presse / publicist :
Moonfleet
Jérôme Jouneaux
Tél : +33 1 53 20 01 20
jerome-jouneaux@moonfleet.fr

Press release

The film is structured as series of vignettes within a loose framework, a snapshot of a now-distant time / Screen daily
A no-fuss companion piece to Hope and Glory / The Telegraph
A 81 ans John Boorman retrouve ses 18 ans / Culturebox
John Boorman signe un film de jeune homme / Les Echos
Queen and Country stands a better than even chance of success / The Evening Standard
Le cinéaste raconte avec amour et humour son expérience dans l’armée / AlloCine
John Boorman Talks Filmmaking Memories From a 50-Year Career / The Hollywood Reporter
Le visionnaire assagi reprend son autobio / Technikart
jolie mélancomédie / Les Inrocks
Director John Boorman Talks ‘Queen and Country / Variety
A Solid Sequel To Oscar-Nominee ‘Hope & Glory’ / IndieWire
A vivid snapshot of Army and family life in post-War England / Variety