Enough from me, take it away, Leigh...
Picture Books: Graham Greene
by Leigh Russell
If the main characters in The Third Man are displaced, meeting in a city which is foreign territory to them all, the same is true of The Heart of the Matter, set in 1940s Sierra Leone. Here the main characters are expats living on a different continent where the customs and climate are alien. The film evokes a sense of suffocating heat. The British and European characters' struggle to cope with the hostile location, reflects their conflict with a hostile society.
|photo by Marte Lundby Rekka|