During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). He must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Directed by Joe Wright, and starring Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine, Churchill’s beloved wife, and Lily James as his assistant Elizabeth Layton, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of history.
Darkest Hour is in cinemas from 12 January 2018.
To celebrate the release of the film we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.
Terms & Conditions: 18 + only. Promotion closes at 23:59 on Sunday 3 December 2017. There is one prize of a pair of tickets to the London Premiere of Darkest Hour on the evening of 11 December 2017 in Leicester Square. The winner will be the first entry selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by 17:00 on 5 December 2017. Given the proximity of the event to the closing date, if we are unable to contact you successfully by 17.00 on 5 December we will have no option but to award the prize to another entrant. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Winner and guest must be over 18. Usual promotion rules apply, see www.standard.co.uk/rules. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Evening Standard Limited, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: London Evening Standard. Prize supplier Universal Pictures International UK + Eire Limited is solely responsible for the prize. The winner should contact Universal Pictures International UK + Eire Limited with any issues over fulfilment.