Knox and her boyfriend were convicted of the 2007 murder of British student, Meredith Kercher in Italy. The pair spent four years in prison before they were exonerated.
Stillwater follows a father (Damon) who travels to France to clear his daughter’s name of a murder she didn’t commit. Tom McCarthy directed the feature.
In an essay on Medium, Amanda Knox writes that the film perpetuates a “guiltier version” of her and ignores her exoneration. She claims that Damon and McCarthy are wrongfully profiting from her negative experience.
“I continue to be accused of ‘knowing something I’m not revealing’, of ‘having been involved somehow, even if I didn’t plunge the knife’.” She wrote on her blog. “By fictionalising away my innocence, my total lack of involvement, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person.”
“I’ve been hounded by paparazzi, my story and trauma was (and is) endlessly recycled for entertainment, and in the process, I’ve been accused of shifting attention away from the memory of Meredicth Kercher, of being a media whore.”
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