Monday, October 27, 2008
Cork Film Festival 2008
I went to the Cork film festival recently and got to see some great films. ‘Brideshead Revisited’ was on in the Gate. This is a film version of the Evelyn Waugh book of the same name. It was a good film; I had only vague memories of the story from the television series years ago so it was very fresh for me. I also went to see ‘Choke’, which is an interesting story about sex addicts and mental patients which isn’t as mad as it seems but did have some good twists. The last film that I went to see was ‘Encounters at the End of the World’ which is a documentary film by Werner Herzog. The film is all about Antarctica and the fascinating and sometimes strange people that work there. Some of the diving footage was amazing and I’m still a bit upset about the little penguin that they showed heading off in the wrong direction who wouldn’t survive as a result. A bad sense of direction can be a dangerous thing!