Director: James Marsh
Running time: 101 mins Released: 24th August 2012
About Shadow Dancer
Set in 1990s Belfast, this is a drama about a woman caught between her political principles and her love for her son. Collette McVeigh's (Andrea Riseborough) family life is steeped in tragedy: her older brothers are both involved with the IRA and her husband was killed by British security forces. Managing to stay under the radar for years, Collette thinks that her own contributions to civil disorder are safely hidden from the authorities. But one day she is arrested for an attempted bombing in London by Mac (Clive Owen), a member of MI5. He gives her a choice: become an informant or have her son taken away from her. Returning to Belfast, Collette must lie to her family and friends while gathering information, while Mac goes to increasingly unprofessional lengths to protect her.