War Story Poster

Release Date: July 30th, 2014

DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Lee, a war photographer, spends most of her adult life in war zones documenting the catastrophes of other people. After she is kidnapped and brutalized in Libya, she recovers in Italy by helping a young Libyan trying to reach France.

Cast: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Ben Kingsley, Vincenzo Amato, Donatella Finocchiaro, Guido Caprino, Luana Toscano, Loredana Marino

Director: Mark Jackson

Genres: Drama

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Fronted by an outstanding performance from Catherine Keener, who is onscreen, often by herself, at almost every moment, this challenging but not difficult second feature from Mark Jackson parcels out its information in gradual increments, forcing the viewer to infer rather simply receive most narrative information. show more

  • Mark Jackson's direction strips much of the agency from any character's grasp by insisting that their dilemmas can only be revealed with stone-faced austerity. show more

  • Lee may not want to let anyone in, but it’s hard to engage fully with a film that doesn’t seem to want to, either. show more

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