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TENET Directed By Christopher Nolan Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh How would you like to die? - Russian Agent Old. - Protagonist You chose the wrong profession. - Russian Agent Christopher Nolan’s mindbending blockbuster “Tenet” hits cinemas on July 31st. IMAX placed a six-minute prologue ahead of “Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker to promote the upcoming film. Like many of Nolan’s other films, it is partially shot on 70mm IMAX film, thus making the IMAX viewing experience the best with the expanded aspect ratio filling the entire screen. The prologue does not offer too much in the way of plot or character when it comes to “Tenet”, but it does make an interesting teaser for the film. Essentially, it is a six-minute action set-piece, following John David Washington’s unnamed protagonist as he embarks on a covert mission in an opera house. Who he is up against, who he’s working for and exactly what is going on isn’t explained in the prologue, but the scope is spectacular and we do get a brief tease of some of the timebending action seen in the teaser trailer. On display here is Christopher Nolan’s craft as a seminal filmmaker of his generation. “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” showed his skills as a director: his emphasis on practical filmmaking and his dedication to shooting on film, representing a very different kind of filmmaking than we’re used to in a digital age where almost anything is possible with computer-generated effects. “Tenet” looks incredible, the sequence we see was shot entirely on 70mm IMAX film, it fills up the entire screen making for an incredibly immersive viewing experience. There’s so much detail exposed on the huge IMAX screen and it’s difficult not to feel drawn in, even if this is the prologue, you will have no idea what is going on storywise, though it is clear who we are meant to root for.

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