A Private War

Still from A Private War

A Private War

Friday, 20 March 2020, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Matthew Heineman, UK / USA 2019, 110 mins, 15

“A better encapsulation of the dangers of speaking up, and the equally pressing need to, could not be imagined.” Sunday Times

A Private War is a biographical drama based on the life of celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike). In a passionate desire to bear witness to the horror of war, she embarked on life-threatening assignments, constantly testing the limits of her bravery and dedication to journalism and the truth.

“Pike changed the timbre of her voice, the way she walks and even her posture …. this fierce lived-in performance, complete down to the drawn face and go-for-it personality, is so convincing that people who knew Marie were shaken at the resemblance.” Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

Further reading

    1. Roger Ebert
    2. Evening Standard
    3. The Guardian
    4. Interview Marie Colvin Part 1
    5. Interview Marie Colvin Part 2

Trailer