Friday, 22 April 2016

My name is Emily

Impressive movie about a woman travelling up the country to rescue her dad from a mental home. She teams up with a class friend and borrows a relative's old car. Like most Irish films it's rather bland but this movie is above average due to likeable characters, short-film techniques, music that suits, and a slight storyline. The first part is impressive due to the brief shots, then it slows for the car journey. It's like a short film expanded to feature length and we need more titles like this. Doesn't try to show off and the style suits the film. The ending is confusing and you'll eventually lose interest as the characters care more about what's going on than the audience but this is still a fine Irish film. The low-budget actually suits for a change.

Title: My name is Emily
Genre: Road
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

1 comment:


Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...