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...

 

Read more below

 

 

Death at a Funeral up for sale for international distribution

Buyers going for the globe

Int'l intrigue awaiting at AFM

By IAN MOHR

October 31, 2006

Variety.com

As the 27th American Film Market kicks off today in Santa Monica, even hardened vets are realizing that the past 26 years of experience are not going to give them any easy answers about what global audiences want.

Buyers and sellers of films are weighing info that appears contradictory as the international marketplace becomes increasingly fragmented. In this past year, pics have been gangbusters in some territories, but die in others....

...

"You are seeing competition come out of other territories," said Mark Lindsay, prexy of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment's intl. sales arm. "They can make these local productions and own them in perpetuity."

Exec -- who will be repping pics including the Frank Oz-helmed "Death at a Funeral," helmer Kasi Lemmons latest project and Billy Ray's "Breach" -- added that star-driven fare is not as surefire with foreign buyers as it once was.

Middletown at Cardiff Film Festival

Thanks to perfectlymatte of MM Online for this find. Middletown will be shown at the Cardiff Film Festival on 13Middletown November 2006 at Cineworld 15.

You can book the event online using the link below.

Cardiff Film Festival

There is an audience award on the website where you can vote for a favourite film by text or online ...get your votes in!!

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