Mudbound – is Dee Rees’ triumphant return to the Festival after Pariah (LFF 2011). Receiving its European Premiere as the Royal Bank of Canada Gala, her majestic epic examines the friendship of two Second World War veterans which ignites racial tension. Adapting Hillary Jordan’s novel, Rees weaves together multiple threads of two family histories: white farmers the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease a plot on the McAllans’ land. With spinsterhood looming, despite being attracted to his debonair brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), Laura (Carey Mulligan) agrees to marry Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke), and he soon moves the family to the mud-caked Mississippi Delta.
Meanwhile, Hap Jackson (Rob Morgan) and his wife Florence (a transformed Mary J Blige) struggle to make small gains sharecropping when the McAllans take their lease. As a post-war comradeship develops between Jamie and the Jacksons’ eldest son, distinguished war hero Ronsel (Jason Mitchell), tensions with bitterly racist McAllan patriarch, Pappy erupt into violence. Rees skilfully draws these stories together, reflecting on how bigotry and intolerance serves no one – a message with fresh relevance given the rise of an emboldened far right in America.
The UK premiere of Mudbound takes place at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, Thursday 5th October @ 7:15pm
We have ONE PAIR of tickets to give away!
To win tickets answer this very simple question:
What is the correct name of the much loved Mary J. Blige classic song?
A. Real World
B. Real Love
C. Real Life
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