Dunkirk - Schools Screening

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Set during the Second World War at the peak of Hitler’s tyrannical hold on Europe, Dunkirk tells the true story of Operation Dynamo and the desperate evacuation of 400,000 Allied troops from the shores of France. With an overwhelming Nazi force closing in, the Allies find themselves trapped on the verge of complete annihilation, with little hope of rescue. But despite the near impossible odds, the British people heed the call to aid the soldiers, sailing a flotilla of hundreds of merchant marine and fishing boats straight into the heart of danger to rescue them.

As this important film had its general cinematic release during the school holidays, we thought we should make it accessible as part of the new school term to enable classes to see it as part of their studies. Destined to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, the film also offers a range of potential considerations – the retelling of history, fact vs. fiction, propaganda, interpretations of success/failure, the nature of heroism, representations of the armed forces (on both sides), star power (Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and the acting debut of Harry Styles) and the interestingly varied output of director Christopher Nolan.

Dir: Christopher Nolan
USA / UK / France / Netherlands 2017 / 1h46m / Age 12A


We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 24 August until Fri 3 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 27 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 909 900.