Demanding justice

Wellington actress Kerry Fox plays a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in thriller Storm, a film set in Bosnia with a suspected Serb war criminal on trial after three years in detention. The trial is short-circuited by a behind-the-scenes deal involving the judge, the Serb’s defense counsel and the prosecutor’s pragmatic boss. “I think it’s definitely worth hauling up the horrors for what they are and exposing them to the world,” Fox told a news conference. She won a Silver Bear for best actress at the festival in 2001 for Intimacy. Storm is a competition entry for this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Fox’s work in the film came at a time in which she has been trying to hone her craft. “I suppose I’ve been trying to recently work in a much more natural way to try and really eradicate any falseness. That was the focus, or my sort of acting aim,” she said. Fox next stars in the Jane Campion film Bright Star, a drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Fox plays Fanny Brawne’s mother.

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