The Rescue (2021)

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Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin Run Time: 114 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: English

“a stunning documentary of bone-deep moral resonance and cinematic mastery that deserves to be experienced on the big screen”

—Tomris Laffly for Variety

About the film:

Official Selection of Telluride and Toronto 2021. When 12 young soccer players and their coach were trapped by monsoon floods inside a cave in Thailand, the world watched for 16 days as reporters gave updates from outside the rescue zone. Now we gain a perspective that no reporter could ever capture, through the eyes of the Thai and international rescue divers and never-before-seen footage from their cameras.

About the filmmakers:

Co-directed by filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the husband and wife team behind critically acclaimed documentaries Meru, winner of the Audience Award at Sundance in 2015, and Free Solo, winner of the People’s Choice Documentary Award at TIFF in 2018 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Vasarhelyi’s other projects include Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, Touba, and Incorruptible.

Their latest film, The Rescue, forced the duo to adapt to circumstances beyond their control, including filming around the pandemic and editing 87 hours of footage from inside the cave. More from the filmmakers here.

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