The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It details events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death. An exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit.
With Steve McQueen’s latest exploration of systemic evils opening in U.S. cinemas today (Widows), we take a leap back to the prodigious director’s intense debut: a shattering tale of political defiance fueled by a breakout performance from Michael Fassbender. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes.
Mumpung demo, nonton film demo juga. I am usually not a fan of biopic, but this one blew my mind. Round of applause for Michael Fassbender. It would be much appreciated for Irish films recommendation, especially the ones depicting their history.
There are films that make you feel like amazed by how it's done. There are films that make you feel like displeased by its absurdity. There is one that made me both moved & impressed by its camerawork, Fassbender's acting, and use of dialogue. This is one of those films. Brutal & astouding debut from McQueen.
I was a huge fan of Shame but this was even more outstanding. Fassbender gives an outstanding physical performance and McQueen's direction and sense of visual style is gorgeous. Seriously the cinematography in this film is amazing and the (now famous) shot of Bobby and the Priest is completely riveting. All that being said this film felt extremely human. It refuses to tell it's story predictably or coldly. Moving.
Truly remarkable. In a film with little dialogue the long talk between Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) and Father Dominic Moran (Liam Cunningham) is the focal point of the movie. And, to a point, more impressive than the gruesome images of the jail conditions and of Bobby’s hunger strike.
Beautiful cinematography! The juxtaposing scenes emphasizes life and death, social hierarchy, and the tension between different political and philosophical points especially the dialogue between Bobby and the Priest. Overall, a powerful and disturbing film.
A glass-eyed depiction of brutality and suffering that, without much political context or background information, is little more than raw meat neatly laid out on a slab. And there’s the problem. McQueen belies his conceptual art background with a singular insistence on a permanent observer status that floors many a white-box art installation. In the absence of context it just become depictions of human disfunction.