Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
Rosamund Pike immerses herself in the role of the outspoken journalist with the trademark eyepatch whose unconventional approach to reporting on the human cost of war, aided by her professional partnership with photojournalist Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), brought her international recognition, whilst privately she struggled to cope with PTSD and alcoholism.
Based on a Vanity Fair article, Heineman brings authenticity and urgency to this portrait of a towering figure in contemporary journalism.
Having directed acclaimed documentaries about some of the world’s most dangerous places — Cartel Land (2015) and City of Ghosts (2017) — Matthew Heineman makes an apt feature debut with the story of Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent who died in 2012 covering the atrocities of the Syrian war.
Golden Globes, USA 2019
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Annie Lennox For song “Requiem for A Private War”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Directors Guild of America, USA 2019
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2018
Best Original Song – Independent Film
Annie Lennox (written and performed by)
Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Song: “Requiem for a Private War”
Best Original Song Independent Film
Annie Lennox For Song “Requiem For a Private War”
North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2018
Rosamund Pike 3rd place
Satellite Awards 2019
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Drama (Independent)
Best Original Song – Song: “Requiem for a Private War”