Friday, 20 December 2013
One of the best 'lost movies' funded by our Film Board. This is another IRA film set in Cork in the 1920s but here it focuses on a family living in a Big House. A young woman gets involved with both a British army officer and a rebel leading to tragedy. A splendid cast, stunning cinematography, interesting dialogue, and excellent direction this is one of the best Irish movies ever. What's impressive is that the characters take precedence over any action (which gets given brief treatment). It's an absolute disgrace that this movie has been forgotten. It never gets mentioned in books on Irish cinema either. The only bad thing I have to say is that it's similar to an older picture called The dawning.
Title: The last September
Cinema/DVD: DVD (region 1)
Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...