Film: An epic approach to a WWII drama
As much a departure as a real-life subject like Dunkirk is for Nolan, his intricate mark is all over it
Dunkirk: Directed by Christopher Nolan, Nationwide, 12A Rating: *****
City of Ghosts; Directed by Matthew Heineman, IFI, no cert Rating: *****
It’s perhaps surprising that a subject like WWII would attract the attention of Christopher Nolan, given the ambitious, brain-melting fantasy worlds that have sprung from his imagination: tattooed amnesiacs and dreaming criminals, time-travelling astronauts and revisionist superheroes.
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