New ‘Dunkirk’ Featurette Highlights Weather Conditions While Filming

A new 'Dunkirk' featurette titled 'Weathering the Storm' reveals how the filmmakers used the weather conditions to their advantage.


Christopher Nolan’s next project will be a World War II film titled Dunkirk and will depict the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France. Now, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new featurette that offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at how the filmmakers used the harsh weather conditions to their advantage.

Shot on the same location as the historic evacuation, the production encountered storms as they filmed on the beach. The featurette includes interviews with Nolan, director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, and producer Emma Thomas as they explain how the crew handled the weather.

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Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Harry Styles.

Dunkirk will be released in theaters on July 21,2017 and will be presented in digital projection, 35MM, 70MM, IMAX digital and IMAX 70MM.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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