The Films of Ang Lee

Ang Lee's new film, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, tells the story of an Iraq war veteran who has returned home, only to find it difficult dealing with his old life and the people in it. Lee is one of cinema's most accomplished, versatile directors, having helmed films in almost every genre. Here are some of his most audacious efforts.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk List

The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.

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