Dir: James Gray | USA | 2016 | 141 mins
Cast | Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Angus Macfadyen, Tom Holland
Charlie Hunman (Sons of Anarchy), Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson star in James Gray’s (Two Lovers, We Own the Night) distinctive, finely crafted and supremely powerful biographical epic, based on the 2009 book by David Grann, about a British explorer’s attempts to find the remains of an ancient lost city in the Amazon. At the dawn of the 20th century, Percy Fawcett (Hunman) journeys into the rainforest where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilisation. Facing ridicule by the scientific establishment, which viewed native populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp returns to his beloved jungle to prove his case.
“Transporting and profound […] an instant classic” ***** Robbie Collin, The Telegraph