Variety: First Look Death at a Funeral

First Looks

From: Variety | Date: October 30, 2006

Variety

A mix of pics showing footage or unspooling in their entirety for the first time during the 2006 American Film Market:

DEATH AT A FUNERAL: Comedy, about a dysfunctional British family gathered to mourn the passing of their patriarch, toplines Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner and Rupert Graves.

Pic shot in and around London this summer under the helm of Frank Oz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"). Bows Stateside through MGM. A three-minute promo reel will be shown. (Sales: Kimmel Intl.)

Belfast Telegraph Another Middletown Review (Nov 2006)

No better than fair to Middling
Middletown tries hard but, as Noel McAdam finds out, is as downbeat and dreary as the grey steeples of Ulster

New clip of Middletown and a video review! (2006)

Mrs Q posted the following in the Pemberworth forum:

 

Follow this link, it's a 8mn21 segment from The View, a show of Rté Television on Middletown: including a clip from the movie (yeepee!) and very good reviews of Ted Sheehyn and Brenda Power, in particular. I quote

"Gabriel turns into such a fruitcake"

"Gabriel has problems with sexual repression"

"The best Irish movie of all time"

"Not to be seen on a Monday morning"

"It's not for the emotionally fragile, it is quite depressing"
"Not to be seen when you're feeling at all down"


Enjoy!

 

If possible, I'll get the clip up to the gallery. Thank you so much, Mrs Q for the quotes and this amazing find!

Middletown Press Release From Eclipse

IRISH FILM MIDDLETOWN HITS CINEMAS NATIONWIDE THIS WEEKEND

 

November 2, 2006

Irish film MIDDLETOWN directed by BAFTA-nominated Brian Kirk and written by new talent Daragh Carville, will be released in Irish cinemas this weekend by Eclipse Pictures. Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Daniel Mays (Vera Drake) and Eva Birthistle (Ae Fond Kiss) in the lead roles, this atmospheric and explosive drama tells the tale of one cleric’s chilling determination to rid a rural town of its corruption and sin.

MIDDLETOWN premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival where it was very well received by critics and co-stars an impressive ensemble of Ireland’s acting talent including Gerard McSorley, Mick Lally, David Wilmot, Frankie McCafferty, Bronagh Gallagher and Marie Jones.

The film was produced by Michael Casey in Green Park Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and the NIFTC, with international sales being handled by The Film Sales Company.

A Belfast Screener's review of Middletown (Oct 2006)

 

Mrs Q found this review. Thank you!

David Minogue wrote is his blog an review of Middletown which he saw in Belfast on Friday, October 13, 2006. I have included a few teasers, but READ MORE to see the full review.

...As I bringing a friend to see it I asked the staff member who gave me the tickets did she know what the film genre was, to which she replied she thought it was a horror. So I half expected it to be, the then unreleased "Saw III" or William Friedkin's ultra gory forthcoming "Bug" maybe, whereas, both of us squeamish,...

...So I watched this film with a sense of dread but by the end of it left it with the knowing that while it went completely over the top two thirds in it was a very well shot, generally well acted...

...It is well directed by Brian Kirk and the screenplay by Daragh Carville is, for the most part one that keeps the attention throughout. There is a fine supporting cast, all Irish actors,...

...Matthew McFadyen is unrecognisable as his former literary leading man as Darcy...

 

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