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Film: Bridge of Spies (12A)
Tue, 5th April, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:20pm£3 – £4.50
Award-winning collaborators, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, take us into the Cold War, when the end of the world was a genuine possibility.
The year is 1957. The world is caught in the grip of the Cold War. James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a noted American insurance lawyer who finds himself caught up in an international crisis when he’s recruited by the CIA to defend incarcerated Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance).
The situation escalates when Donovan is sent to East Berlin to negotiate the release of American pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), whose spy aircraft was shot down over the Soviet Union, in exchange for Abel. Before long, the fate of the world comes to rest on the shoulders of this unassuming, all-American hero.
Nominated for 6 Oscars and 3 Baftas, Bridge of Spies stars double award-winner for Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance. This a gripping and involving look at a fascinating true story, one that plays out against the tense relationship between these two great superpowers.
★★★★★ “Terrific craftsmanship, pure storytelling gusto and that Midas-touch ability to find grounds for optimism everywhere” Guardian
★★★★ “Richly entertaining… The film’s craftsmanship is impeccable” The Telegraph
★★★★ “A consummately crafted, richly layered thriller” The Independent