Film review: Winter of Discontent (15)

 

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A composed, coolly watchful film about violent, ripped-from-the-headlines events, Winter of Discontent looks at the uprising in January 2011 in Egypt at the start of the Arab Spring from the perspectives of a TV news presenter for the state-sponsored national broadcaster, an independent video journalist, and a security officer-cum-torturer.

The cautiously optimistic note on which it ends now seems sadly premature.

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