Monday, 16 July 2018

Lost and found

Set at Portarlington train station this is a multi-storied film about various characters there. A man proposes at an airport; a woman visits a funeral; a man begs for money; a pub tries out different themes; a woman decides to marry on a date; and a man digs a hole abroad. Watchable and enjoyable with a good cast. It's filmed over several years so some actors have aged! Unlike most Irish films it's not trying to win awards, promote tourism, or criticise the Church! Well-paced, well written, and middle-class! Best scene was the Australian sing-song at the pub. The main actor (WC, Book that wrote itself) also directs. Worth a look.

Title: Lost and found
Genre: Anthology
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema


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