UK Preview Screening followed by Q&A
Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A Private War is brought to the screen by Academy Award and BAFTA nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and 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 trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, director Matthew Heineman and photographer Paul Conroy
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 110 mins
- Matthew Heineman
- Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan