Show of strength in the face of fear and terror

(From left, foreground) Shailene Woodley and Jodie Foster play lawyers in The Mauritanian, an adaptation of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi's 2015 memoir.
(From left, foreground) Shailene Woodley and Jodie Foster play lawyers in The Mauritanian, an adaptation of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi's 2015 memoir.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Jodie Foster does not step in front of the camera too often these days.

The actress - who won the Best Actress Oscar twice, for the rape drama The Accused (1988) and psychological thriller The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - has in the last decade leaned more towards directing, with films such as hostage drama Money Monster (2016).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2021, with the headline 'Show of strength in the face of fear and terror'. Subscribe