Monday, 3 May 2010

Winter's end

Little-seen Kilkenny movie filmed on video and funded privately (the Film Board helped with the post production). It's about a deranged farmer who has no family so he kidnaps a posh guy to impregnate a woman! Sounds more interesting than it is due to the conservative and routine filmmaking used. Lots of powerful music on the soundtrack that just distracts the audience. Then there are flashbacks that confuse and the kidnapped guy is too useless to escape! Shame, because the script is good and the acting is too. It's like something you'd expect to see at an amateur videomakers' film festival! Still, an influential title because some later Irish movies (W.C. , 8.5 hours, Situations vacant) copied this style where a low-budget digital feature is made to look like an expensive telefilm.

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