Ang Lee’s newest film will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The new movie was the first to be shot natively in 4K digital HD and 3D at 120 frames-per-second. This is Ang Lee’s first film since he won an Academy Award for Best Director for “Life of Pi.”
Lee’s stunning adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel is the story of an Iraq war hero who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour. This culminates in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game—a high-intensity media extravaganza summoning memories of the trauma of losing his beloved sergeant in a firefight. Lee’s brave, heartbreaking film goes right to the heart of a great division that haunts this country: between the ideal image of things as they should be and the ongoing reality of things as they are.
The new movie stars newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. Written by Jean-Christophe Castelli. Based on the novel by Ben Fountain. And directed by Ang Lee!
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