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.
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.