First poster for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk
Art and Experience: Dunkirk is set at a precarious time for the allied forces in the conflict: with hundreds of thousands of troops surrounded on the continent by enemy forces, their backs to the sea, they’re faced with a seemingly impossible situation as their foes close in. But that’s not the end of the story…
Yes, while the poster utilises one of the most common tropes of recent times – character with their backs to us stares out at something – it’s still a striking image.
Nolan’s cast for this one includes a blend of veterans and new recruits, including Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. The movie itself arrives on 21 July next year, but audiences going to see Rogue One in IMAX will also watch a seven-minute prologue of Dunkirk shot in IMAX 65mm. And we’d be surprised if the first full trailer didn’t show its face sometime in the coming days.