Resistance is the eagerly anticipated alternative World War II story adapted from Owen Sheers’s novel, starring Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen and Tom Wlaschiha.
Autumn 1944 – a Nazi invasion lands on British soil. Sarah Lewis (Riseborough) and her neighbours wake in an isolated Welsh valley to discover their husband has disappeared. Assuming they have gone to join the resistance, the women of the community pull together to run the farms in their husbands absence. A German patrol then arrives in the valley, the purpose of its mission is a mystery. As a severe winter forces the 2 groups to cooperate, a mutual dependency develops and Sarah begins an acquaintance with the patrol’s Commanding Officer, Albrecht (Wlaschiha). As war presses on them, the valley’s delicate state of harmony soon falters, forcing the soldiers and women to make decisions which will change their lives forever.
The film was shot 2 perf on Fuji stock which gave it a lovely grain texture, some of which was enhanced in the grade and at other times reduced using Molinare’s ARRI Relativity grain reducer. Tim Waller was Molinare’s Colourist on this feature - his aim was to create a style of grade which immediately takes the viewer into the era of the film, without distracting from the story.
Molinare’s audio team were challenged to create a fitting type of sound and dialogue which fit the tense and atmospheric mood of the film. From the creative side their main goal was to use common and conventional atmospheres, including wind, subtly and in a very focused manner – all the audio elements were tightly honed and used very precisely in order to sustain the mood and advance the story.
The audio team consisted of Dan Johnson as Re-recording Mixer and Dialogue Editor, Tony Gibson providing FX and Sound Design and James Cullen as Additional Re-recording Mixer.
Laurence Thripp provided Online editing services.