Film Screening 1st May, 2014

Poster for All is Lost

All is Lost 

7:30 PM, 1st May, 2014

  • M
  • 106 mins
  • 2013
  • J.C. Chandor
  • J.C. Chandor
  • Robert Redford

Of the 62 films selected for the 2013 Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF), this one was chosen for Opening Night. Is that enough encouragement for you to come along or do you need to know more?

It is a gripping story of a lone sailor battling the elements after his boat is damaged at sea. You will sit in your seat wondering if he will survive, or if he will be rescued.

The entire cast is Robert Redford. The only dialogue, very limited, is him talking to himself or trying to speak to someone on radio. His superb performance has many shocked that it did not receive an Oscar nomination.

As I write this the film world is mourning Peter O’Toole’s death at the age of 81. Redford, believe it or not, is only four years younger. Many ANU Film Group members will be familiar with both the O’Toole and Redford catalogues of work. Redford played the Sundance Kid way back in 1969. See how the years have treated him and admire his craft. You might not get too many more chances.

Brett Yeats