British explorer Sir John Franklin’s polar expedition, retold as a historical epic. The vast icy wastes invoke a feeling of claustrophobia aboard his ships where the men are not only fighting nature, but also the balance of power.
90’ · Colour
Jared Harris (Captain Francis Crozier)Tobias Menzies (Captain James Fitzjames)Ciarán Hinds (Sir John Franklin)Paul Ready (Dr. Henry Goodsir)Adam Nagaitis (Cornelius Hickey)Nive Nielsen (Lady Silence)Ian Hart (Thomas Blanky)Trystan Gravelle (Henry Collins)
Born in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1970, he graduated in directing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 1994. He first gained experience at the US independent production company Good Machine, working on films by Ang Lee and Todd Haynes, before making his debut feature film, Gomez, in 1997. Jack screened in the 2014 Berlinale Competition and won three German film awards. Deutschland 83, the TV series he directed, also premiered at the Berlinale and was the first German series to be broadcast on US television. In 2018, he directed the mini-series Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch.Filmography (selection)
1997 Gomez 2000 Frau2 sucht HappyEnd 2014 Jack; competition 2015 Deutschland 83; TV series 2017 The Terror; TV series 2018 Patrick Melrose; TV series
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019
Scott Free Productions