The Boxer

The Boxer has been nominated for the best film promoting PEACE. The classic Romeo and Juliet story, set in Northern Ireland, shows the human absurdity of a war between the modern Capulets and Montagues. The later peace agreement by British Prime Minister Tony Blair may be seen as a fulfillment of the ambitions of the director, Jim Sheridan, whose earlier In the Name of the Father won a Political Film Society award in 1993. MH