Having directed acclaimed documentaries about some of the world’s most dangerous places — Cartel Land (2015) and City of Ghosts (2017) — Matthew Heineman makes an apt feature debut with the story of Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent who died in 2012 covering the atrocities of the Syrian war.
Rosamund Pike immerses herself in the role of the outspoken journalist with the trademark eyepatch whose unconventional approach to reporting on the human cost of war, aided by her professional partnership with photojournalist Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), brought her international recognition, whilst privately she struggled to cope with PTSD and alcoholism.
Director Matthew Heineman. UK/USA. 110mins. Cert 15A