Shadow Dancer 15

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Location Hadstock Village Hall

DIRECTOR James Marsh
CAST Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Aiden Gillen

Andrea Riseborough puts in a stunning performance as an IRA terrorist turned informant in this excellent thriller set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

During an aborted bomb attempt in London, Collette falls into the hands of an MI5 officer who offers her a deal: turn informant or go to prison. Fearing for her son’s welfare, she returns to Belfast and becomes a reluctant mole for British intelligence, betraying family and beliefs. Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen put in stunning performances in this slow-burning but brilliant thriller from Marsh (Man On Wire, The Theory of Everything).
(2012 UK / Ireland 100 mins)

While best known for the documentaries Man on Wire and Project Nim (one a 2009 Oscar winner, the other criminally overlooked in this year’s nominations), director James Marsh spreads himself between non-fiction and narrative features. He’s working with riveting assurance in the latter field in Shadow Dancer, a slow-burning, intricately plotted thriller set during a tense transitional period in Northern Ireland … The story in itself is first-rate. However, it’s the very measured handling that makes it distinctive. At one or two points, things appear to be moving in a more predictable direction, notably with a step toward possible romance between Collette and Mac. But Bradby’s unerringly intelligent script never makes a move that’s not vital to the narrative fabric.  David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

BBFC advice: Contains strong language and violence
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