The 39th Portland International Film Festival: A WAR

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Examining the moral complexities of split–second decision-making, Lindholm’s film follows Danish commander Claus Pedersen as he does his best to keep his troops safe and morale high on their deployment in Afghanistan. During a routine mission, the soldiers come under heavy fire, and Pederson must make an impossible decision to save his men, one that will bring grave consequences. “Retaining the structural simplicity and procedural meticulousness of Lindholm’s superb thriller A Hijacking [PIFF 36], 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.” ?–Variety. (115 mins.)

Sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation.

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

A WAR screens Thursday, February 25 at 5:45pm at the Roseway Theater and also on Saturday, February 27 at 8:30pm at the Regal Fox Tower. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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