© The Financial Times Ltd 2014 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.
April 25, 2014 8:44 pm
JC Chandor, 2013
Disaster strikes Robert Redford’s solo yachtsman in the middle of the ocean. He has no power, dwindling rations and little chance of rescue. That’s about it; there’s one voiceover, one SOS call – but no dialogue, no histrionics. There’s no need: an unrelenting descent into death speaks for itself, interspersed with haunting underwater photography that emphasises the indifference of nature. Up-close with a stoic and understated Redford, there is no let-up in this terrifying exploration of the survival instinct.
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014. You may share using our article tools.
Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.