The Lost City of Z
DIRECTOR: JAMES GRAY
CAST: CHARLIE HUNNAM, ROBERT PATTINSON, SIENNA MILLER, TOM HOLLAND
Gray left his native New York behind—way behind—for this long-discussed dream project about the real-life British adventurer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared into the Amazon basin time and again looking for the whispered-of City of Z, accompanied by aide de camp Robert Pattinson. Why? “To look for what is beautiful is its own reward,” as one line has it—a statement of purpose if ever we’ve heard one, carried out brilliantly by Khondji, equally at home in the serene English countryside and in chest-deep, filthy river water.
Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.