OPERATION MINCEMEAT (12a)
Saturday 21st May Monday 23rd May
Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen & Kelly Macdonald
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 128 mins
During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops.
In the context of WW2 narratives, the story of Operation Mincemeat is unique a bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction, where the stakes could hardly be higher. Michelle Ashford's script fuses multiple strands and moods: tense, romantic, thrilling, unexpectedly funny, and endlessly surprising. It tells a richly human story of the soldiers we seldom see, who fight a different kind of war in shadows and deception, haunted by the knowledge that certainty and guarantee of success are nowhere to be found.