by Stuart Kemp.
It’s been 27 years since John Boorman shot Hope and Glory, his Oscar-nominated 1987 film about life on the British homefront during World War?II. Queen and Country, which screens in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight on May?20, moves the semi-autobiographical story forward to the Korean War, and brings back David Hayman from the original film, as well as a slew of other British talents (including David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant).
The legendary filmmaker, 81, spoke with THR about topics ranging from his first trip to Cannes (in 1970, for Leo the Last) to the acting idiosyncracies of some of the stars he’s worked with.
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