To open our first ever LouisvuittonShop Weekender event, which took place at the beginning of December in London's Saatchi Gallery, we asked actress Rosamund Pike to speak about her latest role, as war correspondent Marie Colvin.
Considering was largely about women inspiring other women, it seemed fitting to begin with the story of an incredibly brave female journalist, who not only ventured into violent territory for the sake of seeking truth and died for the cause, in Syria in 2012, but who has now inspired writer Marie Brenner to script her life story and Rosamund Pike to embody it, in soon-to-be-released film A Private War.
Pike, upon being asked by writer why it felt important to extend Colvin's legacy by creating the film, explains that this is a moment where in the midst of 'fake news', 'real' journalism has never felt more important. And Marie Colvin, for her, signifies the pursuit of truth and uncovered reality at no matter the cost.
'[Journalism] has never felt more relevant or more important, or more appreciated,' Pike says.
'As a journalist, these days, truth comes at a very high price. If you speak out, there are leaders of a powerful regime who will want to kill you,' Pike explains.
'We've made a film about journalism and the pursuit of truth, where in this world of fake news you've got to be rigorous in your consumption of the news. You've got to test it and question it and ask whether what you're being fed is the truth', she concludes.
To see highlights from Pandora Sykes' interview with Rosamund Pike at watch the video above. A Private War will be in cinemas from February 2019.