“A War” is a film that thrives on empathy and belief.”- Guy Lodge, Variety
“Complexity emerges through a combination of careful writing and a little work on the viewers' part.”- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
“‘A War’ doesn’t seek to break new ground in the ongoing cinematic investigation of the Afghanistan conflict; rather, it scrutinizes the ground on which it stands with consummate sensitivity and detail.”- Guy Lodge, Variety
Thursday, March 17
7:00 PM | McConomy Auditorium | CMU University Center
+ Opening Night Reception
+ CMU's Division of Student Affairs (DOSA)
+ Pitt's Global Studies Center
Good versus evil, right versus wrong, one coalition versus another. War, it seems, should be black and white, but what happens when a commander’s decision to save one of his men results in the death of innocent civilians? Who is to blame? Whose lives are more valuable? This is the gray area inhabited by Academy Award nominated “A War.” Intertwining intense battle scenes with courtroom consequences and intimate scenes of a family struggling to cope with their father’s absence, this is a war film for audiences who don’t like war films, and no two viewers will walk away with the same conclusion.
Born in 1977, screenwriter and director Tobias Lindholm is a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark. He has written several episodes of the international hit TV series and BAFTA winner "Borgen" (2010-13). Lindholm is a frequent collaborator with director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for "Submarino" (2010) which was selected for Berlinale competition and winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize, and "The Hunt" (national release 2013), winner of Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) and the Ecumenical Jury Award in Cannes 2012. "R" marked Lindholm’s directorial debut and earned the Danish Critics' Bodil Award for best film in 2011. Lindholm's second feature as a director "A Hijacking" (2012) was a critical hit at Venice and Toronto, landing him on Variety's 10 Directors to Watch at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.