Writer-director Serge Rodnunsky has transitioned from his start as a dancer and choreographer with the American Ballet Theatre (where he worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov and George Balanchine) to feature films. His latest, War Flowers, is a period piece, set during the American Civil War that explores the complications of loyalty and honor that ensue when a woman (Christina Ricci) in North Carolina takes in a wounded Union soldier (Jason Gedrick).
War Flowers looks to concentrate on the personal impact of the war rather than the epic historical perspective and will draw from the solid complementary presence of Tom Berenger. Now open at Esquire Theatre. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review.