On March 22nd a special screening of A Private War, based on the true story of Marie Colvin. The celebrated war correspondent embarked on her most dangerous assignment in the Syrian city of Homs in 2012, together with her good friend and war photographer Paul Conroy. Now, more than seven years later, director Matthew Heineman presents a thrilling, at other times moving and heroic film and we are honored to discuss the film after the screening with Paul Conroy himself at KINO.
A Private War is based on the true story of one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time: the British Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike). Utterly fearless and rebellious she gets to the bottom of armed conflicts to give a voice to the oppressed. She interviews leaders of the rebellions and dictators and even loses her sight on one eye at a grenade attack in Sri Lanka, after which she starts wearing her characteristic eyepatch. The misery she gets confronted with, leaves deep traces in her personal life. Despite the great sacrifices her job asks her to make, she continues to follow her mission to unravel the real suffering.