Picture by McCullin

Friday, 29 November 2019: McCullin

Friday, 29 November 2019, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: David Morris / Jacqui Morris, UK 2013, 93 mins, 15

“Famous for his war photography, McCullin’s gift is his sensitivity, a capacity to feel the pain of other people that informs both the images he produced and the ones he refused to take. The depth of his empathy is manifest in his face and his words as he narrates his story, a singular presence that grounds the film in a sense of commiseration for the inevitable victims of war.” The Village Voice

Widely considered the greatest British photographer of the twentieth century, Don McCullin has spent his long life documenting the human impact of war around the world. This BAFTA-nominated film is a fascinating commentary on the history of photojournalism as well as a portrait of a deeply compassionate and courageous man.

“While the pictures have a stark power undiminished by the passage of time, it’s the photographer’s eloquent commentary that provides the film with its most moving moments.” The Hollywood Reporter

Further reading

    1. The Observer
    2. The Independent
    3. Rotten Tomatoes
    4. Time Out
    5. Artforum