Thursday, 27 May 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 254

224 - Distant Voices, Still Lives - 2 stars
Admired enough to make it onto the list, but this film is just not my kind of thing to be honest.
An autobiographical look at a family still haunted by their memories of their domineering and abusive father who has passed away. If it were a book it would end up in the misery memoirs section of Waterstones.
It had the feel of a Mike Leigh meets Coronation Street/Eastenders vibe with people drowning their sorrows with drinks down the local boozer while singing songs.
It did however feature a terrifying performance from Pete Postletwhaite.

Days remaining - 111 Films remaining - 134

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