Darkest Hour

Joe Wright | UK | English | 114 minutes | Narrative
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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Political, Historical and Social Films
Films with Q&As
Release Year:2017
Running Time:114 min
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Gary Oldman
Kristin Scott Thomas
Lily James
Stephen Dillane
Ronald Pickup
and Ben Mendelsohn
Director:Joe Wright (“Atonement
” “Hanna
” “Pride &
” “Anna Karenina”)
Executive Producer:Tim Bevan
Screenwriter:Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything”)
Cinematography:Bruno Delbonnel
Editing By:Valerie Bonelli
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 13, 2017



During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940, during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Q&A with Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill and world-renowned sculptor.

EDWINA SANDYS is the second of Duncan and Diana Sandys' three children and a granddaughter of the statesman Sir Winston Churchill. She is a world renowned sculptor who has has tackled big ideas with panache, from the sacred to the secular, from politics to society, combining the lighthearted and the profound. Her clearly recognizable style uses positive and negative images to powerful effect. During the last 40 years, Edwina has created art of international acclaim that includes sculpture and paintings. For the 1979 United Nations’ Year of the Child, she created three monumental sculptures, installed at UN centers in New York, Geneva and Vienna. A decade later, she used sections of the Berlin Wall to create her sculpture, Breakthrough, sited at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, where in 1946 her grandfather Winston Churchill gave his historic “Iron Curtain” speech. Later, Edwina created BreakFree, also cut out from the Berlin Wall, for the Freedom Court at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library at Hyde Park, New York . Other major works include Pillars of Justice, installed in front of the Toronto Law Courts and her series The States of Woman and The Marriage Bed, which is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Later this year, her 12’ high Eve’s Apple will be installed outside the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. Publications include her book Edwina Sandys ART and PBS documentary One Bite of the Apple. Born in London, Edwina has been a New Yorker since 1980. She was married to the late architect, Richard D. Kaplan.