This portrait of Winston Churchill in the 24 hours leading up to D-Day not only tells the story of war and politics, but also gives insight into the weaknesses and strengths of the great British man as it explores his relationship with wife and confidant, Clem.
The blending of war and politics with Churchill’s vulnerability and humanity delivers a film that will appeal to both males and females alike amongst a mature British drama loving film audience.
Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead.
Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.
Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
Churchill is directed by Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), from an original screenplay by British historian Alex von Tunzelmann (Medici: Masters of Florence) in her feature debut. Golden Globe nominated actor Brian Cox (War and Peace, L.I.E, Coriolanus) stars as the legendary Winston Churchill and Academy Award nominated Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, The Crying Game) as the Prime Minister’s wife and confident Clemmie.
It will be released on June 8 from Transmission Films.
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