Tahar Rahim in The Mauritanian
The Mauritanian, Streaming on all platforms, 1st April
Adapted from the bestselling memoir Guantánamo Diary by former detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this hard-hitting picture from Kevin Macdonald (State of Play) combines the sinuous plotting of a political thriller with a gruellingly vivid depiction of imprisonment and “enhanced” interrogation. Jodie Foster deploys flick-knife wits as Slahi’s lawyer, but it’s a mesmerising Tahar Rahim, in the central role of a man trying to cling to his humanity in the most inhuman of conditions, who is the beating heart of the picture.
Black Bear, Streaming on all platforms, 23rd April
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