Contemporary War Films
A far cry from the patriotic glorification of early war films, contemporary approaches are gritty, revealing and critical. Portrayals of instrumental personalities, exposes of state corruption or unbiased representation of the brutality of war, these films are dramatic and thought provoking.
Contemporary War Films Film Listing
Daniel Auteuil, 2011
The beautifully-filmed, sun-soaked directorial debut of French actor Daniel Auteu...
Cate Shortland, 2012
Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore (Saskia Rosendah...
Steven Spielberg, 2011
Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, Steven Spielberg's War Horse is an epic odyssey of joy, sorrow...
Ralph Fiennes, 2011
For his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes adapts Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, transposing the...
Karen Shakhnazarov, 2012
White Tiger - Russia’s 2013 Oscar Entry - is set as World War II is drawing to a close. Furious, ...
Francois Truffaut, 1980
The winner of a phenomenal 10 Césars at the 1981 French Academy awards, this is one of Truffaut's...
Theo Angelopoulos, 1970-77
Theo Angelopoulos is Greece's most celebrated filmmaker and one of the world's gr...
Robert Guediguian, 2009
French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 'Red Poster' case, in which a group of fore...
Gilles Paquet-Brenner, 2010
Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's best selling novel, Sarah's Key tells the story of an American journ...
Ang Lee, 2007
During WWII in China, a beautiful spy begins an affair with a powerful political figure to facili...
Antti Jokinen, 2012
Finland's Official Academy Award submission for 2013, Purge tells the epic, breathtaking story of...
Bertrand Tavernier, 2001
Based on real life events, Tavernier's new film is set in the early 1940s against the background ...