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Catégories : Beowulf creative writing 2018 project

BEOWULF Group work/ creative writing and drama performance

 

 

 

booklet

Nov

27

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Commentaires fermés sur Domestic Policy TIE

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

Domestic Policy TIE

                                                                                         Domestic Policy

Domestic policy is a seven-minute short fiction film directed by Alicia MacDonald in 2016 but the story takes place after the first world war. This film was ranked third in « This is England festival ».

We find this film realistic and funny but also heartbreaking because the film shows the reality about women’s fight to be equal and sexism in the whole world. The story is extremely interesting because, in the story, women are mistreated and considered inferior and, sometimes, it is still the same today. We also enjoyed the suspense. At the beginning of the film we were very upset because some of the politicians are misogynists.

The script was perfectly written. The setting creates a certain atmosphere, a little bit tense. The most captivating scene is when the servant eats the paper. When we watched it, we were surprised but at the same time we were joyful because it’s a good ending. After the film, we were happy but at the same time a little bit hurt by the men’s mean comments in the movie.

We recommend this film because it’s good and thought-provoking. It’s a great piece of film making and it’s one of our favorite films.

 

By Jacob Buchard; Louan Conan; Emma Boittout

Nov

27

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

Kin

It’s a a fifteen- minute drama, social and fiction film. This short film was directed by Helena Middleton and produced by Vine Hill Films.

It’s a film about two brothers who lost their mom when they were very young. Next to this, they were sent in a family care home. One of them, the older and now a young adult wants the custody of his brother but it is rejected. The film won the student price of « This is England Festival ».

It was heartbreaking because the older brother had to make a really difficult choice : either he keeps his little brother or does what is the best for him; that is to say, let him go and live in a foster family.

The actor performance was brillant, they acted well, especially the two brothers, Joseph Quinn and Jack Hollington, the younger.

The best thing about this film is the fact that it’s a realistic story , a story that could really happen.

The saddest scene was when the family care home worker comes to bring Jack back to the family care home.

People shouldn’t miss it and watch it. On a scale from zero to one we give a 4.5.

To conclude, we definitly recommend it for people who like sentimal and emotional films.

If you want more details about this outstanding film, the production created a website : https://www.kinfilmbristol.com/

And you if want to react about this short film there is  hashtag : @kinfilmbristol. You can also contact them on social media like on facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/kinfilmbristol) or twitter (http://www.twitter.com/kinfilmbristol).

Written by Karla MBENDE, Ethan TOCQUEVILLE, Romane HUCHELOUP.

Nov

27

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Commentaires fermés sur The Party

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

The Party

The Party

We have chosen to write about the short movie « the party » which was directed by Andrea Harkin. It is a fiction inspired by « the troubles » that took place in the 70’s in Northern Ireland. It lasts 15 minutes and was released in 2016. This short film won 2 awards (at « Cork film festival’s Nomination for the European film family » and the « award excellence – Global Short ») but there are a lot of other nominations without any results yet.

We thought that the movie was brilliant, there were a lot of emotions (first it was funny and then it started to become emotional with a lot of sad things such as an attack). We like the fact that there is a historic context (that we totally discovered) and the actors were great in their roles.

The script was well written because even though we didn’t know these historic events, it was well explained because we understood quite everything. There was a real atmosphere which became increasingly oppressive because the plot is about the conflict in Northen Ireland which started in the late 60’s. There was a discrimination against the catholics in Northern Ireland and a conflict with the protestants, some catholics joined the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and committed crimes. There were a lot of innocent victims because of the attacks (it turned into a kind of civil war). The conflict lasted 30 years. The end of the film wasn’t expected and very emotional. The most striking scene was probably when Mickey’s friends were shot.

After watching the film, we felt sad and were curious about the entire context of those years because we didn’t know what really happened in Northern Ireland.

 

People shouldn’t miss this movie because it’s very interesting. On a scale from 0 to 5, we would give a 5 to this movie.

Lise Engérant, Espérance Houdan, Luca Ciucci & Lélia Boddaert.

 

Nov

27

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Commentaires fermés sur Firecracker

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

Firecracker

Firecracker is a fifteen-minute fiction directed by Jonathan K Harris. It was released on 30th January 2017. The main actors are Alfie Stewart as Charlie and Anton Saunders as Lee.

The story is breathtaking because the actors communicate strong feelings and emotions. The relationship between the father and his son was really realistic and intense.

Their faces expressions were well played, that is why the plot is very convincing.

The film deals with a racing competition but it also about a complicated relation between the father and his son. There are a lot of contrasts between a son full of ambition and a father who, in his youth, had the same personality. The script was excellent. The most striking scene is the driving during the race, it was really intense and we were worried for him. This short film shows that the family is more important than the pride of winning. It made us feel touched by the story and it made us think about our relation with our family.

   We would recommend to people who are emotional. It’s a great piece of film-making.

                PEOPLE SHOULDN’T MISS IT !

Axelle LALONDE

Orane BISSEY

Mélaine RENAULT

Louis LE PAGE

Nov

27

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

KIN (This is England festival)

Kin is a fifteen-minute fiction directed by Helena Middleton.

Kin was rewarded the price of the best short film in the festival « This is England ».

The film was heartbreaking because the relationship between the little and the big brother was very intense and touching. This film is very realistic because it deals with the separation of siblings, which is something that often happens, and the life of  children in family care homes.

Subtitles were written at the bottom of the screen in French, which helped us to better understand dialogues.

The cast performance was brillant. Another thing we really liked was the fact that the plot was well shot. The most captivating scene is when the big brother entered in the family care home to take his brother’s file and get to know why the custody was denied.

When we watched the film we felt a little bit sad, we saw people crying in the cinema. We were impressed by the emotions that emerged from this film.

It’s a very impressive portrayal of the relationship between brothers and the difficulties they have had to cope with since their mother died.

On a scale from zero to five we give this film a five !

It’s a must see !!

You can also listen the music of the film :

https://www.kinfilmbristol.com/the-score/

Selena, Madison, Océane et Sophie

Nov

27

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Commentaires fermés sur SHEEPO !

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

SHEEPO !

 df: If a shearer shouts ‘Sheepo!’ it means there’s only one sheep left in his pen.

Sheepo is a four-minute documentary directed by Ian Robertson and released in March 2016 in the UK. This short film was rewarded : Only Premiere-NOWNESS; Official selection-sheffield Int. Doc / Fest 2016; Glasgow Int. short film festival 2016; Edimburg Int. short film festival 2016…

 

Sheepo is actually about a real shearer. The director wanted to show him as an athlete. He also wanted to compare shearing to a competition. Indeed, at the beginning of this short film, the man is getting prepared : he gets dressed, prepares his equipment, tires his shoes as a footballer or a boxer in a locker room. In fact, the shearer shears the sheep in just 55 seconds. Shearing competitions exist in some countries like New Zealand, Australia… In these countries, the shearers are respected and they can have some prices like money if they win. During shearing competitions, the shearer says that it’s better to have one sheep ahead. We can hear the sound of the timer, which made us excited and stressed out.

The shots are beautiful and enthralling. Another thing we really like is the fact that the film was shot in a special way. Some parts are slow and some others are faster. In Sheepo, the man explains how to shear the fastest way.  It’s like a battle between the sheep and the shearer, for instance, we can see how he catches the « beast ». The script is simple and easy to understand. The message of this short film might be : whatever your job is, you have to do your best and take up the challenge.

On a scale from 0 to 5 we give this short film a 4. It’s a great piece of film with originality and a good subject.

 

Juliette, Albertine, Ariane and Léane

Nov

23

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

Firecracker : film review

 

Firecracker

Firecracker  (15min) was released in 2016 and directed by Jonathan K. HARRIS. This fiction shows a son and his father who both enjoy driving. The father is so much in debt that he accepts a deal : a man will give him some money if his son loses the next race and lets his own son win.

We love this short film mainly because it was perfectly shot and the work on the lights in the indoors scenes is amazing. The casting is very good and the violence as well as the intensity of the race is perfectly shown.

The hard dilemma that the young man is dealing with is food for thought, it makes us think! The script is awesome and the ending reinforces the impact of the film. The most striking scene is when the son looks at the winner passing next to him, then the father and the son look at each other. The plot is very profound. Grey is the main color in the film, the weather and the lights are always dark and  it well embodies the sadness and the troubles of this family.

It makes us feel troubled and thoughtful. In the same time we were also joyful because this short film is awesome.

On a scale from zero to five, we would give this film a four because it was very cool and pleasant . It’s a must see, we enjoyed watching this film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louison PIRES Matteo CASANOVA

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Nov

23

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Commentaires fermés sur TIE 2017-The Party

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

TIE 2017-The Party

 

The Party is a short film directed by Andrea Harkin and released in 2016. It’s a fifteen- minute fiction inspired by real facts about the conflict in Northern Ireland that turned into a sort of civil war between the Republicans who were mostly catholics and the Loyalists, called like that because they were loyal to the British Crown and who were mostly protestants.

This film is very profound and sad , but despite that there are some funny scenes like the one at the beginning when Mickey is dressed like a girl to go to his aunt’s.

It was awesome because the cast was brilliant and the story was amazing.

From our point of view, the most striking scenes are the scene when the loyalists shoot all the people in the house and the scene in which we see Mickey shot dead on the road, just because we weren’t expecting it.

We find this short film very emotional and we were really shocked because we didn’t know this conflict was that hard. This mostly made us feel sad and pained. In fact it could have been a real story because those kind of things happened in Northern Ireland.

We definitely recommend this short film because it talks about the conflict in Nothern Ireland and also because it is really well filmed.

So, on a scale from zero to five, we give this film a 5 because we loved it.

Ewen BEDFERT MARTRET, Valéri MENDES and Marie BELLANGER.

Nov

23

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Commentaires fermés sur Cautionary Tales

Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2017

Cautionary Tales

 

The directors of the movie « Cautionary Tales » are Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. It was released on 20th  November  2016. It’s an eight-minute fiction which hasn’t been  rewarded yet.

 

This movie is about a sad man with a strange mouth. He is attending a meeting to speak about his problems with other people who are like him. We learn that they might have disobeyed their parents when they were young and now have to cope with the consequences. For example, a man stayed too long in the bath when he was a child so his skin has become purple. A woman ate apple’s pips and then a tree has grown in her body.

One of the most surprising moment in the film occurs when a young girl with the same funny mouth arrives.

The plot is very simple and amusing. The performance of the actors was good.

The best thing about this film is the fact that the setting creates a certain atmosphere, like the alcoholics anonymous meeting. The character we most identify with is the protagonist…because when we were younger we liked to pull faces as well.

When we watched the film we were interested and then ecstatic when we understood all cautionary tales. At first, we were pained and regretful because the main character seemed very sad. However at the end, we were happy because he found the woman of his life.

The story is a very impressive portrayal of chilhood fears. Indeed, the short film shows the most famous fears like having a tree in the stomach after eating pips.

On a scale from zero to five we gave a four.

To conclude, we definitely recommend it to anyone who likes short stories about love and people’s differences with humour.

Written by Chama Saintemarie, Louise Pigné and Juliette Hodencq

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