Film Feature by Chris Olson
What to see at this year’s Cork Film Festival:
In its sixtieth year, the CFF is Ireland’s oldest film festival and attracts some of the best filmmakers, film critics, and of course movie lovers every year.
UK Film Review were lucky enough to gain access to some of the indie films, short films, and feature lengths before the festival kicked off, in order to give attendees a little snippet of what to look out for…
The reviewers at UK Film Review thoroughly enjoyed this feature length movie starring Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty & Bruce Greenwood.
It was directed by Frank Hall Green, and follows a man and a teenage girl during a hike across the Alaskan countryside. Beautiful filmmaking, we gave it 4 stars.
Monica Jowett gave Steve Oram’s film 3 stars, which is a fairly decent recommendation. The indie film features Julian Barratt (of The Mighty Boosh fame) and a host of talented comic actors, playing out a dystopian vision of the world populated by people who “inexplicably act like apes…”
Short film, Ernie Biscuit, directed by phenomenal animation filmmaker Adam Elliot, is given a glowing movie review from scribe Kieran Freemantle.
For fans of cutting edge filmmaking, animation and a “satisfying mix of joy and pathos”, Ernie Biscuit could well be one of the best films at this year’s CFF.
For movie lovers who enjoy intense drama in their short films, they could do a lot worse than Phil Sheerin’s deeply affecting North, which stars Barry Keoghan, Emer McCourt,
Janie Booth, & Des McAleer,
A complex mix of emotional distress that carers feel for their loved ones, and the coping mechanisms which soon ensue, North is a gripping entry into the film festival this year, and definitely one to check out.
Another short film to try and catch is Jonathan Beer’s “beautifully poetic” The Death of a Projectionist, which stars Ian McElhinney as an elderly film projectionist who is about to have his world turned upside down by the introduction of...digital projectors!
If reading films reviews ain’t your bag (what the hell are you doing here?) then perhaps check out the aforementioned UK Film Review Podcast - Episode 7 - with a special edition dedicated to this year’s Cork Film Festival.