Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund hit the red carpet for the European Premiere of Mudbound.
The London Film Festival is well underway and all across the city, cinemas are showing some superb movies and the talent are treading the red carpet ready to talk about their movies.
On Thursday evening, the Netflix European premiere of Mudbound at the BFI London Film Festival Gala (sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada) took place at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Director Dee Rees was joined by cast members Mary J Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke and Garrett Hedlund. Producers Cassian Elwes, Kim Roth, Charles D. King and Sally Jo Effenson also attended.
From director/co-writer Dee Rees, the singular talent who brought you Pariah and Bessie, comes the ambitious new film, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Set against the backdrop of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era after World War II, the film is both a timeless and timely film following two families – one black, one white – bound together by the hardships of farm life. Starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund.
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
The movie follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
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Mudbound will launch on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, November 17.