The War I Knew
2014 / UK / 97 min. / Colour
Director: Ian Vernon
Paul Harrison, Guy Wills, Adam Woodward
Ian Vernon’s second film in the festival offers a dramatic contract. D-Day: A unit of British paratroopers is dropped off-target and wiped out. Private Johnny Barrows is the only survivor; inexperienced, scared and lost behind enemy lines. After days of avoiding German forces he is found by a rag-tag band of three dysfunctional British soldiers also trying to get back to safe territory. Amid the growing tensions within the group, deftly manipulated by their German POW, Johnny must grow-up quickly and become a leader if he is to survive and reach safety.
The film will be introduced by its director, Ian Vernon and be followed by a Q&A session.