French site Allocine has got their hands on two clips from John Boorman’s latest film Queen and Country, the sequel to his Oscar-nominated film Hope and Glory. What makes this film all the more special to us is the fact that it has been produced with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.
The film, which is featuring at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Caleb Landry Jones as an 18-year-old British man who joins the National Service and meets an amoral prankster who becomes his friend. They are assigned as instructors in a training camp while others are shipped out to fight in the Korean War.
The film also stars Pat Shortt, Sinead Cusack, Callum Turner, David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant. The film is set 10 years after Hope and Glory and centres on the same characters.
We can expect to see Queen and Country later this year.