The first of two films out this year to focus on the iconic British PM and his historic wartime achievements, Churchill features an assured performance by the great Brian Cox in a role he was born to play.
Similar to the recent Jackie, the film is an intense and intimate character study that observes its larger than life subject during a time of crisis. In this case it’s the countdown to the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, and Churchill’s own gnawing doubt over the campaign’s success. Beautifully shot and impeccably acted, this revealing and absorbing World War II drama celebrates the great Winston’s indelible role in “the field of human conflict”, as well as highlighting his ongoing struggle with angst and depression. It’s a remarkably personal insight into a very public figure.
Release Date: 4 October 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery