Peter Sattler’s drama, Camp X-Ray, debuted out in Sundance at the start of the year, and attracted considerable attention with Kristen Stewart in the leading role.
The film has been described as going beyond the politics of the controversial detention centre and digging into the humanity of its characters, and now IFC has launched the first trailer teasing exactly that.
A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.
Peyman Moaadi (A Separation) stars opposite Stewart as the detainee in question, with John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, and Tara Holt starring alongside them.
Sattler makes his feature directorial debut with the film, directing from his own script.
Camp X-Ray is set to be released on October 17th in the US. No word yet on a UK release date, but hopefully that will change before long.