BFI & Radio Times Television Festival presents: TV Preview: The North Water
+ Q&A with director Andrew Haigh and actor Sir Tom Courtenay (in person) plus live via Zoom from the USA, actors Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell
Andrew Haigh’s much-anticipated story of redemption and survival in the Arctic wastelands.
Please note that due to Covid restrictions the usual audience questions will not be possible.
BBC-SeeSaw Films 2021
Dir Andrew Haigh
With Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell, Stephen Graham, Tom Courtenay
Episode 1 and Episode 2
Total runtime 120min
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, The North Water is set in Hull and amid the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s. It tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition. There he meets harpooner Henry Drax (Farrell), a brutish psychopath whose amorality has been shaped by the harshness of his world. Sumner soon finds himself in a struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.