“It’s a story about journeys… the journeys we take to prove ourselves.” Directed by Dome Karukoski, TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.


TOLKIEN comes to Irish cinemas on May 3.