National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust (2022)
Director: Nicholas Hytner Run Time: 180 min.
Starring: Holly Atkins, Julie Atherton, Pip Carter, Samuel Creasey, Wendy Mae Brown
Country: United Kingdom
The Film Center is proud to partner with National Theatre Live to present world-class performances filmed live on Britain’s most exciting stages. Be one of the first to see The Book of Dust, an imaginative new production set several years before Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass”.
About the film:
Set twelve years before the epic “His Dark Materials” trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe.