2.5

Shadow Dancer

Drama Thriller


 

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5.

"Shadow Dancer" is the intriguing story of Colette, mother to a son, sister to her passionate IRA brothers, and reluctant spy for the police. The story unveils the struggle on both sides of the war, drawing tension from the faction politics and exquisitely shot surroundings shrouded in mist. You can see the inner conflict etched on their faces, which are impressive to watch, but the rest of the film requires a certain patience. Without being close to the subject matter, it is easy to lose interest by the end. A fire that burns very slow.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2012
101 mins