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Critics' Corner / Re: Dark River reviews
« Last post by patch on Today at 04:51:43 AM »
Dark River review: ‘Tense British thriller which packs an uncomfortable punch’
On arrival, she’s confronted by her brother Joe (Game of Thrones‘ Mark Stanley), who’s been tending the farm for the 15 years Alice has been gone, believing the farmland should be handed to him considering his dedication to it. This sparks a nasty competition between brother and sister, both trying to prove the farm to be rightfully theirs. However, as Alice’s harrowing memories resurface thick and fast, she has to decide whether reliving the past is worth it for a shot at managing her own land – and is it worth losing her brother over it?

 The cast is rounded out by Bean’s menacing portrayal of an abusive father, and the brilliant Joe Dempsie’s David, Alice’s ex-boyfriend.
With such a strong cast, Barnard doesn’t need to over-direct, choosing to focus on telling the story. Her use of close-ups, establishing shots of the vacant farmland, and long periods of silence all help to build the tension, an unnerving position for the viewer. Pairing this with the flashbacks to Alice’s history with her father, Dark River is, at times, incredibly uncomfortable to watch – it’s what’s alluded to and unseen that makes us fearful for her.

Dark River is a strong return for Barnard. Its sensitive story-line, told by some of the UK’s strongest talent, and makes for a tough, gripping watch.
Television / Re: ‘The Oath’
« Last post by patch on Today at 12:12:02 AM »
On the way back to Puerto Rico for a mini premier of theoathcrackle This one with our PR family…

Critics' Corner / Re: Dark River reviews
« Last post by patch on February 24, 2018, 05:03:51 AM »
Dark River reviewed by Mark Kermode

We’re on very familiar earthy rural feelbad territory here, with Sean Bean haunting the farmhouse malevolently in flashback as the siblings’ father. Indeed, there’s an unnecessary barrage of flashbacks, especially when the film spills over into melodrama, with Esme Creed-Miles and Aiden McCollough playing the younger Alice and Joe

Flicks & Films / Re: ‘Dark River’
« Last post by patch on February 24, 2018, 12:26:29 AM »
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of the new Sean Bean film Dark River

In Dark River, her third Yorkshire-based film, Clio Barnard explores sheep farming, sibling rivalry… and dreadful family secrets. Exclusive location report by Tony Earnshaw.

And underlying the awkwardness of the 
siblings’ relationship is the spectre of their father, played in drifting, wraithlike fashion by Sean 

Then there is the father. Sean Bean worked on Dark River for a week. Not long, but long enough to infuse the film with his presence. It is dark and forbidding but always with the hope that something redemptive will emerge.
His involvement mirrored that of co-funder Screen Yorkshire, which considers Barnard to be one of the UK’s pre-eminent filmmakers. Executive producer Hugo Heppell, for Screen Yorkshire, said the challenging subject matter draws as much from the Dales landscape as it does from the intense performances of the lead cast. “The result,” he added, “is a deeply affecting drama that deserves to be experienced on the big screen.”

Coincidentally the film was being readied for release just as the Hollywood sex abuse scandal erupted and the #MeToo movement gathered momentum. Not without reason Barnard describes Dark River’s undercurrent of incest – still a massive cinematic taboo – as “the biggest challenge of the film”.
“It’s so easy to get it wrong, you know?” she says. “In a way I didn’t ever want it to be a reveal that Alice had been sexually abused by her father. I wanted there to be a real subtlety about the audience feeling that the father was there but knowing that he isn’t; that he’s there as this intrusive memory for her.“It was very difficult to try and get that balance right so you’d get a sense of someone living with this trauma that she’s carrying with her all the time.
“And Sean was amazing. He’s such a subtle and thoughtful actor, very quiet. It was quite strange to be using him so little and yet the impact of it needed to be very, very strong. He was just such a lovely presence to have on the set even though what he had to do was so hard.”

.@MarkStanley12 on #DarkRiver, social responsibility, and why he only wants to play hard-hitting roles.

Marty's Sports Grill / Re: Sheffield United
« Last post by Clairette on February 23, 2018, 04:20:57 PM »
Это ккакой-то лютый звиздец. Порчу на них навели, что ли...
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Hull City Southern Supporters @HCSStweets
Sean Bean, Sean Bean,Sean Bean, errr... Sean Bean. Sean Bean - can you hear me.

Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean. Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Sean Bean. Your boys have taken one hell of a beating.
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Marty's Sports Grill / Re: Sheffield United
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Television / Re: Curfew
« Last post by patch on February 23, 2018, 07:44:42 AM »
We are proud to announce that we will be working on Sky One's new high-octane series, Curfew! 🎬🚘

Random Shots / Sean Bean's career in 60 seconds
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