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WAR STORY (2014)

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"Masterfully designed to fully engage the audience, trapping us within the suffering minds of the protagonists." – Film Threat "A compelling, beautifully filmed character study of a war zone photographer in personal turmoil." – The Hollywood Reporter "The beauty and sadness of War Story is then in its willingness to be terrifying, and in its ability to be terrifying without actually raising your pulse, shouting in your ear with cacophonous music or making your eyes sting and bleed from jarring cuts." Twitch


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Catalogue No. ACC0376
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723003760
DVD Release Date 22 Oct 2014
Director Mark Jackson
Producer --
Cast Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi
Genre Drama
Rating M (Mature themes, coarse language and a sex scene)
Run Time 90 mins
Visual Format 2.40:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
Special Features --
Quotes "Masterfully designed to fully engage the audience, trapping us within the suffering minds of the protagonists." – Film Threat "A compelling, beautifully filmed character study of a war zone photographer in personal turmoil." – The Hollywood Reporter "The beauty and sadness of War Story is then in its willingness to be terrifying, and in its ability to be terrifying without actually raising your pulse, shouting in your ear with cacophonous music or making your eyes sting and bleed from jarring cuts." Twitch
Awards Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival • Official Selection: 2014 Rotterdam Film Festival

Synopsis
Released by a nameless faction after being held captive, Lee, a veteran war photographer,holes up in a hotel room in Sicily, where she refuses to take phone calls and denies all contact in a despairing bid for isolation. She battles recent memories having been traumatised by her experiences on assignment in war torn Libya. The effects of war on her psyche are pronounced and Lee struggles to come to terms with the abhorrent violence and loss that has afflicted many of the refugees she has depicted and helped while documenting various stories of suffering. An intense character study, War Story elicits an awesome solo performance from Catherine Keener who conveys the fear, paranoia and guilt that plagues survivors of extreme situations and with nuance unveils Lee’s past and the light that might guide her to a better future.
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