A lone sailor on the Indian Ocean collides with a container. He repairs his yacht, battles through a storm and has to abandon his wrecked vessel for his life raft. Then he eventually sets that ablaze.
Not the most conventional of narratives, even if you include the fact that the lone sailor is played by Robert Redford. But don’t let it put you off. All Is Lost, the second feature from director J C Chandor is a world away from his first outing, Margin Call, which had an ensemble cast, more than enough dialogue to go around – and earned him an Oscar nomination.
To say it’s a bold move is an understatement. To find out if it pays off, go to my review on Filmoria.co.uk, http://www.filmoria.co.uk/2013/10/lost-review/
And then ask yourself what Chandor’s next film could be ………….
All Is Lost is screened at the London Film Festival on 12, 13 and 14 October and opens around the UK on 26 December.