War Story (2014 film)
|Directed by||Mark Jackson|
|Produced by||Catherine Keener|
|Written by||Mark Jackson|
|Music by||Dave Eggar|
|Edited by||Kate Abernathy|
Caney Fork Films
Tilted Windmill Productions
War Story is a 2014 American drama film directed by Mark Jackson, who had previously directed Without (2011). The film stars Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi and Ben Kingsley. Screenplay is by Kristin Gore, music by Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, and Amy Lee, and cinematography by Reed Morano.
A war photographer, Lee goes to Sicily instead of going back home to New York City, to forget about being taken hostage in Libya. In Sicily, she crosses paths with her former lover and mentor Albert and tries to help Hafsia, a young Tunisian migrant, escape to France.
- Catherine Keener as Lee
- Hafsia Herzi as Hafsia
- Ben Kingsley as Albert
- Donatella Finocchiaro as Daria
- Vincenzo Amato as Filippo
War Story received a mixed to negative response from critics, with a 47% rating on rotten tomatoes. Todd McCarthy in his review for The Hollywood Reporter praised the film by saying that it is "A compelling, beautifully filmed character study of a war zone photographer in personal turmoil." Mark Adams of Screen International praised the film by saying that it is "A dense and taut drama, a study on post-traumatic stress disorder that at its best is strikingly tense and heavy with sadness." Chris Michael in his review for The Guardian, gave the film three out of five stars and said that "Catherine Keener exudes dark anxiety in Mark Jackson's tale of the European immigrant experience."
|2014||International Film Festival Rotterdam||Tiger Award||Mark Jackson||Nominated|
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