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Canada, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Next Gen)

Director: Jason Lapeyre,Robert Wilson

"It's a loving, fun, extraordinarily well made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being 12." – Badass Digest

Pre-teen and military tactics expert PK Sullivan gathers his friends together for their usual game of capture the flag. As his opponent Quinn grows tired of constantly losing, Quinn's own second-in-command develops a lust for power. Both teams deal with power and betrayal, and the stakes have never been higher.

Playing to great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, I Declare War is unique, inventive and daring: although the kids are only playing with sticks, the film depicts them with real guns, grenades and live ammo. To them, this game is real, and we see it through their eyes. With its honest depiction of childhood, a real sense of fear and an incredibly sharp wit, I Declare War is a film unlike any other.

"Sharp, funny and edge-of-your-seat chilling." – Globe and Mail

MIFF recommends age 15+

All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. No person under the age of 15 years shall be admitted to Next Gen screenings unless in the company of an adult guardian. 

D Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson P Lewin Webb, Robert Wilson, Patrick Cameron S Jason Lapeyre WS Moviehouse Entertainment UK TD digibeta /2012

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