Baltimore (15) – Oswestry Film Soc at Hermon Arts

Hermon Oswestry
7:30pm - Wed, 24th Jul 2024

Imogen Poots is excellent in this true-life tale as the British aristocrat and heiress Rose Dugdale.

Born into extreme wealth and privilege, Dugdale not only renounced this upbringing but also weaponised it when she became an active volunteer in the Irish republican movement in the 1970s. Essentially it’s a taut heist movie – Dugdale masterminded an ambitious art raid on a stately home, intending to barter the stolen paintings for the release of IRA prisoners.

But the film also doubles as a fascinating psychological study of fanaticism, with Poots’s expressive performance unpeeling the layers beneath Dugdale’s fervent belief in her cause.