Shadow Dancer

[15]

Ireland 2012, 101 mins
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Aidan Gillen, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough

In this mesmerising new film from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE, PROJECT NIM), rising star Andrea Riseborough (BRIGHTON ROCK) gives a devastating performance as Colette McVeigh, a young mother and active IRA agent who is caught by MI5 and persuaded to turn informant. Embroiled in a deadly web of political intrigue and conspiracy, Colette struggles to preserve her cover and protect her young son.

Adapted by Tom Bradby from his own acclaimed novel, the film couples a vivid evocation of the Troubles with a pulse-pounding thriller narrative, complete with terrific performances from an all-star cast. Essential viewing.