(Great Britain, 2008, 96 minutes)
An East End girl loses her husband and young son to a terrorist attack on a London football stadium. Dour, bleak but undeniably gripping melodrama from a controversial novel, carried by sensitive handling and a superb central performance; the power of the story is somewhat diluted by a series of side plots that don't really go anywhere.
Film4 presents, in association with Aramid Entertainment, an Archer Street/Sneak Preview production for Film4; produced in association with Wild Bear Films. Starring Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew MacFadyen; Nicholas Gleaves; introducing Sid Johnston, Usman Khokhar. Directed by Sharon Maguire; produced by Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker, Adrienne Maguire; screenplay by Sharon Maguire, based on the novel by Chris Cleave, Incendiary; music by Shigeru Umebayashi, Barrington Pheloung; director of photography (Technicolor, widescreen), Ben Davis; production designer, Kave Quinn; costume designer, Stephanie Collie; film editor, Valerio Bonelli.