In his first English-language film, Korean genre maverick Bong (The Host) mounts a visually breathtaking dystopia in which all the survivors of Earth’s new Ice Age are packed aboard a perpetual-motion locomotive. Equal parts allegory and thriller, this ambitious adaptation of the popular French graphic novel follows a railway Spartacus (Chris Evans) and his band of ragtag revolutionaries as they break out of the cramped caboose to liberate the train from its decadent ruling class, led by an evil prime minister played by an uproarious (and barely recognizable) Swinton. A Radius-TWC release.
with Bong Joon Ho and John Hurt
This screening will feature a Q&A with director Bong Joon Ho and actor John Hurt, moderated by Scott Foundas, chief film critic for Variety.