Robert Redford doesn’t make that many movies, but it looks like when he does he wants to hog all the screentime, as he’s pretty much the only person is All Is Lost. It also looks like he doesn’t want to learn a lot of lines, as if this trailer is anything to go by, the film isn’t exactly dialogue heavy – there’s just one word spoken in this promo.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.’
It’s out in the US in October and November 29th in the UK.