Interrogating the text
Directed by Tina Satter
Certificate 12a, 83 minutes
Released 2 June
A film named after not, as you might imagine, a state of truth, but a young woman, the main protagonist Reality Winner (Sydney Sweeney). She works in a US security facility, translating documents from Farsi to English. The room in which she works separates its workers into cubicles with dual computer screens and workstations. TVs on the wall constantly play Fox News.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. This is not one of those ‘based on a true story’ movies; it actually is a true story in that the dialogue (along with the pauses within it) is lifted from the FBI transcript of the real life interrogation of the real life Reality Winner.
So, the actors take the words, pauses and so forth, and… [Read the rest in Reform magazine]
Reality is out in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday, June 2nd.
Read my review at Reform magazine.
Read my alternative review for this site.