The Barn Cinema at Dartington has teamed up with D+CFilm for filmmakers to review a selection of films which are screening at the cinema. It seemed like a good idea -you get to read insights into cinema releases from the (sometimes warped) perspective of a filmmaker, and who knows, the filmmakers might be inspired and mention us in their Oscar speech. First up will be Still Walking, which runs at The Barn from Tuesday, February 9 to Thursday, February 11.
You’ll be able to catch the review on the site on Wednesday, February 10, when you can either add you tupence-worth (because you went to the Tuesday screening), or you’ll be inspired to pop along to The Barn to see it.
Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, Still Walking chronicles a 24-hour reunion of the Yokoyama family; the two adult children and their families are visiting their elderly parents to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of their elder brother, who died rescuing a drowning boy.
Hirokazu Koreeda fact file:
born June 6, 1962 in Tokyo, Japan
Originally planned to be a novelist, but got a job as assistant director on TV documentaries
Has a host of awards, Still Walking has won the Jury prize and Best Film, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; Best Director at the Blue Ribbon Award of Japanese critics; and Best Director at the Asian Film Awards
Themes include ‘memory and loss, death and loss, and the intersection of documentary and fictional narratives’
And you can check out an interview with Koreeda Hirokazu
â€¢ Excited already? You can pick up a ticket online.