BEIRUT

Directed by: Brad Anderson 2018 | 109 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Crime Thriller, Drama


Synopsis

Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a top U.S. diplomat, left Lebanon in the 1970s after a tragic incident. Ten years later, the CIA calls him back to a war-torn Beirut with a mission only he can accomplish. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Skiles alive and ensuring that the mission is a success. Without knowing who is on his side and with lives on the line, Skiles must outmaneuver everyone to expose the truth.

From acclaimed screenwriter Tony Gilroy (MICHAEL CLAYTON, the BOURNE series), Beirut is an intelligent and gripping political thriller exploring the question “whom can you trust in a time of war?” Director Brad Anderson (THE MACHINIST), returning with his sixth feature at the Sundance Film Festival, tells a taut, strikingly entertaining story and gets thrilling performances from Hamm and Rosamund Pike. Though the plot has many layers, Anderson deftly weaves everything together with a controlled style that makes BEIRUT a riveting film packed with intrigue and suspense.

-Sundance Film Festival

Screenings

Saturday, April 07 8:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Monday, April 09 3:45 PM Dole A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Brad Anderson
Screenwriter Tony Gilory
Producer Mike Weber, Tony Gilory, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson
Executive Producer Ted Field, Steven Saeta
Cast Jon Hamm, Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham , Rosamund Pike
Director of Photography Bjorn Charpentier
Production Designer Arad Sawat
Editor Andrew Hafitz
Costume Designer Carlos Rosario
Casting Director Sheila Jaffe, Dixie Chassay
Music John Debney
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