A Private War Directed
Matthew Heineman UK, Jordan / 2018 / 106 minutes
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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award 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. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
Matthew Heineman is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has twice won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award from the Directors Guild of America. His first narrative feature, A PRIVATE WAR, will be released in November 2018. This film is about legendary war reporter Marie Colvin, portrayed by Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike.
His two DGA wins, CITY OF GHOSTS and CARTEL LAND, both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Courage Under Fire Award from the International Documentary Association. CITY OF GHOSTS was nominated for a BAFTA Award, PGA Award, and IDA Award. CARTEL LAND was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, won three Primetime Emmy Awards and the George Polk Award in Journalism. At Sundance, Heineman won the Best Director Award and Special Jury Prize for Cinematography.
Heineman recently directed and executive produced THE TRADE, a docu-series. Previously, Heineman co-directed and produced the Emmy-nominated documentary ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE; collaborated on the Emmy-nominated HBO series, THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT; and directed and produced OUR TIME.
Heineman, a graduate of Dartmouth College, is based in New York City.
Executive Producer(s): Erica Lee, Jonathan Fuhrman, Ashley Schlaifer, Marie Brenner, Jeffrey Sobrato, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, David Dinerstein, Jason Resnick, William Sadleir, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Michael Reuter, Joe Gelchion
Producer(s): Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Charlize Theron
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