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Tenet (2020)

Opens on February 23

Director: Christopher Nolan Run Time: 156 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2020

Starring: Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, John David Washington, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Pattinson

Country: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Norwegian, Hindi

About the film:

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

“Pure, ravishing cinema from Nolan… a dizzying, delirious ride”

—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

About the filmmaker:

Christopher Nolan is a British-American writer, director, and producer famous for his innovative, story-driven filmmaking. He got his start at the Slamdance Film Festival in 1999 with his debut feature, the neo-noir crime thriller Following (1998). His second film, the cult classic Memento (2000), premiered at Sundance the following year. He earned increasing admiration for his helming of The Dark Knight trilogy and pushing the boundaries of filmmaking with his compelling engineering of stories inspired by real scientific concepts in The Prestige (2006)Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), and Tenet (2020). He has also crafted two compelling masterpieces about World War II – Dunkirk (2017) and the highly acclaimed Oppenheimer (2023). Together, Nolan’s films have received numerous accolades, including 11 Academy Awards and 49 nominations.

Nolan is a prominent supporter of the essential art of film. The Film Center has been proud to present his four most recent features – all collaborations with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema – on 70mm film.

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