Monday, September 2, 2013

War Witch

In a war-torn, unspecified African country, a preadolescent teenager is abducted and forced into the life of a child soldier, where she falls in love with a fellow mercenary and bears witness to the atrocities that envelop her. War Witch, an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film out of Canada, is a competently made picture that hopes to serve as exposé by drawing you into the life of its young protagonist through an unflinching gaze at the unending brutalities she must continually endure.