About the Film
Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut. In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives.
“Heineman’s film is, in many ways, the movie so many people say they want:
a portrait of a deeply complex, flawed, but brilliant and forceful woman.”
-New York Magazine