The War Zone
First screened in December 2002
Director: Tim Roth. Cast: Freddie Cunliffe, Lara Belmont, Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Colin Farrell, Kate Ashfield, Aisling O'Sullivan. Screenplay: Alexander Stuart.

Twitter Capsule: Astonishingly confident, unsensational staging of tricky material. And it's a debut! Early peak for Seamus McGarvey.

VOR:   An inspiration to first-time directors everywhere, one should hope, and a model of probing lurid material without any tawdriness. Where'd Belmont go? Someone find her.

Photo © 1999 Channel Four Films/Lot 47 Films
(c/o The Film Stage)

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Berlin Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Panorama)
European Film Awards: European Discovery of the Year (Roth)

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