From the director of Margin Call, comes an official Cannes Film Festival selection that receiving some incredibly positive reviews so far. All Is Lost stars Robert Redford as the lone sailor of a 39-foot yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean. When he wakes up one morning to his boat taking on water, he’s forced to set out on his life raft, testing his will to survive.
J.C. Chandor wrote and directed the film, a devilishly simple concept that aims to thrill and terrify its audiences. Robert Redford may be an accomplished writer-director himself, but reviews of his performance in this film suggest he may not be done with acting just yet.
All Is Lost will open in theatres October 18th.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.
Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
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