The Wind that Shakes the Barley
First screened in April 2007
Director: Ken Loach. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Liam Cunningham, John Crean, Roger Allam, Fiona Lawton, Laurence Barry, Mary Murphy, Mary O'Riordan, Sean McGinley. Screenplay: Paul Laverty. Twitter Capsule:
My partner griped, "That wasn't agitprop-y enough for me." No one else is likely to. Richly lensed.
Tense, ruddy lighting of actors and environments; put me in mind of Greco and Caravaggio. That said, politics a bit simplified, story a tad sudsy. Not a Palme for the ages.