The opening night film at this year's Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival, this moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other. The result is a film will bring tears to your eyes but will dazzle you with its contagious vitality for life. DECLARATION OF WAR draws on the real life experiences of Donzelli and costar/ co-writer Elkaïm and what they went through when their own son fell ill.
86% - Certified Fresh
71% - Upright
|Theatrical Release:||January 27th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Declaration of War|
|Keywords:||Medical and Hospitals, Doctors, Performing Arts, Inspired by a True Story, Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Terminal Illness|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|