Film Of The Week Subtly executed

MARIA DUARTE recommends a thoughtful and well-crafted death-row drama

ALFRE WOODARD is a commanding figure as a weary prison warden overseeing her 12th execution in this quietly powerful film.

Its writer and director Chinonye Chukwu is the first black woman film-maker to win the most coveted prize at the Sundance Film Festival and hers is an unsentimental feature.

Uniquely, Clemency explores the emotional and psychological toll on all those involved, from the warden to the chaplain to the prison staff taking part in the actual execution.

source: Morning Star Online

2020-07-16 16:32
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