A PRIVATE WAR (15)
A PRIVATE WAR (15)
Run time: 110 MINS
Director: Matthew Heineman
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Greg Wise, Tom Hollander
Synopsis: Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
Director Matthew Heineman [The Trade (TV mini-series, 2018), City Of Ghosts (2017), Cartel Land (2015)] with a script from Marie Brenner (based on her Vanity Fair article, ‘Marie Colvin’s Private War’, August 2012) and Arash Amel celebrates the passion, fearlessness and integrity of Marie Colvin – one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin [played by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike – Entebbe (2018), Hostiles (2017), Gone Girl (2014)] is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give a voice to the voiceless, as she tests the boundaries where bravery tips into bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the traumas she has witnessed take their toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy [Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades trilogy (2015-18), The Fall (TV, 2013-2016), Anthropoid (2016)] – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Produced by Charlize Theron, A Private War tries to capture the true character, passion, integrity and humour of the late Ms Colvin, and Rosamund Pike delivers a powerhouse of a performance – raw, rough and stealing every scene – with strong support from Jamie Dornan.
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