Take a look a trailer and clip for All Is Lost. Robert Redford stars as a man who is left stranded at sea after his boat is hit by a shipping container. The film looks great. Redford seems to be the top of his game in a role that requires barely a word of dialogue. The 76-year-old was even given a standing-ovation by those at the Cannes Film Festival. Writer-director J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call was fantastic and it looks like he’s done it again.
Check out the trailer and then take a look at a great clip from the film.
Here’s the official synopsis for All Is Lost:
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.
ETA: AUS – Melbourne Film Festival will be screening the film from August 10. USA – 18 October, 2013.