(Published in Movie Magic July/August 2012)
Directed by James March, who brought us the Oscar-winning documentary, Man On Wire, Shadow Dancer stars Andrea Riseborough as Colette McVeigh, a Belfast mother who, along with two of her brothers, is active in the Irish Republican Army.
When she is arrested in an aborted bombing attempt in London she is given a choice by a British intelligence officer (Clive Owen): to turn against her family and colleagues or desert her children and spend the rest of her life in prison.
Set against a backdrop of 1990’s Northern Ireland, the film opened to high praise at the American Sundance Film Festival, and has gone to receive positive responses from critics across the world. Adapted from Tom Bradby’s book of the same name, Shadow Dancer opens with high expectations to British audiences this summer.
Watch the trailer below: