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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, based on the acclaimed bestselling novel by Ben Fountain, is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.

United Kingdom, Taiwan R.O.C. and United States of America (USA) / 2016 / English and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 113 mins
Genre: Drama and War
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References, Coarse Language and Violence
Director: Ang Lee
Producer: Marc Platt, Ang Lee, Rhodri Thomas, Stephen Cornwell
Screenplay: Jean-Christophe Castelli
DOP: John Toll
Editor: Ang Lee
Composer: Mychael Dana
Cast: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
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