Wednesday, 1 September 2010

How Harry became a tree

One of the more impressive Irish movies from recent years. Like Foxes this one is directed by an East European so it has an unusual outlook. Out goes the sentimentality and clich├ęs and instead we get an interesting and confident direction. It's a tale of family rivalries in a rural community in the middle of the twentieth century. Meaney is almost mad and finds a local enemy to take his bitterness out on. Similar to The Field but without the theatrics and with more intelligence! Oh yeah, they definitely shoot a cabbage in this movie!

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