11 items from 2014
For Those in Peril, 2013.
Written and Directed by Paul Wright.
The sole survivor of a fishing accident struggles to come to terms with the loss of his brother, whilst discovering that he has been cast to the fringes of the community.
Paul Wright's feature debut pulses with the conviction of a veteran filmmaker. Whilst For Those in Peril possesses shades of the ancient myths, and in particular the journey of Odysseus which is shadowed in Aaron’s (George MacKay) journey, it is a decidedly more tragic return home for the latter.
The film begins following Aaron's return home, the sea's treacherous deed covering the town with an oppressive ghostly presence, which is caught between the past and the future. The community is pre-occupied with mourning the dead than celebrating Aaron’s miraculous survival. This lone survivor »
- Gary Collinson
Stories, however they’re told, take us on a journey. They can be full of struggle, hardship, and general nasty bits, but once you’re in, you’re in for good. For Those in Peril, the highly accomplished debut from newcomer Paul Wright, arguably boasts two of them; the main narrative itself, and the child’s fable that acts as a metaphorical parallel. Except this isn’t really about one story, or two; it’s in the telling of them that’s important.
Aaron, a slight recluse and a bit of a dreamer, is trying to adjust to life back in his rural Scottish fishing town following a bizarre fishing accident where he is the only survivor. He and his mother Cathy (Kate Dickie) struggle with the aftermath; Aaron’s brother, Michael (Jordan Young), died in the disaster, and their fellow townsfolk regard his return to shore unharmed as unnatural, »
- Gary Green
Thursday 13th February at 2pm, the BFI is set to host an exciting European web event.
Following the screening of BAFTA winning director Paul Wright’s debut feature For Those in Peril, The Guardian’s Danny Leigh will moderate a post-screening question and answer session with the film’s director and BAFTA Ee Rising Star nominee George MacKay.
For Those In Peril tells the story of Aaron (Mackay) who is the lone survivor of a fishing trip that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother, Michael (Jordan Young). Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition the village blames Aaron for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother Michael is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him. The feature was filmed on location in Gourdon, Scotland and alongside MacKay and Young, »
- Gary Collinson
There are times when I’m reminded just why I love the British movie industry and the films they produce. Over the last month I reviewed The Selfish Giant, and now I’ve had the chance to watch For Those in Peril and these are two movies that show not only how brave film-making can be, but also how powerful when done correctly. It’s also interesting that this week this is the second movie that I’ve reviewed this week to stay George MacKay.
For Those in Peril is a movie about loss, and tells the story of Aaron (MacKay) the lone survivor of a fishing accident in a remote Scottish fishing village. Grieving for his brother who died in the accident he finds himself an outcast of the small community, »
- Paul Metcalf
When I decided to review Not Another Happy Ending the reason for this was pretty obvious, as a Doctor Who fan I was interested in a movie where Karen Gillan took a lead role. As Amy she was arguably one of the most popular companions to The Doctor and with her moving onto Guardians of the Galaxy it looks like she has a huge future in the movie business. What I was interested in was how she could handle a role that required more acting than action, though to be fair she had her moments in Doctor Who with her Raggedy Man (fans will know who I mean).
In Not Another Happy Ending Gillan plays Jane Lockhart an author who has a volatile »
- Paul Metcalf
Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative »
Today the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.
For more information visit http://sxsw.com/film.
Listed in the announcement are 115 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2014. The lineup below includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,540 U.S. and 675 international feature-length films. With a record number of 6,482 submissions total, the overall increase was 14% over 2013. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 5, with the complete »
- Movie Geeks
After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.
The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.
Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.
David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Not sure if there is a Short Term 12 equivalent in this year’s Narrative Feature Comp, but on paper SXSW programmers are serving up a mean (and the usual lean group of 8 out of a whopping 1,324 film entries) for the upcoming competitiuon of eight which includes notable entries (that we’ve been tracking for a good time now) such as Zachary Wigon’s The Heart Machine, John Magary’s The Mend, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns and Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated docs of the year, on the non-fiction side we find Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the other sections (notable world preems in We’ll Never Have Paris and Faults (see Mary Elizabeth Winstead above), some Sundance items with Texan connections and other nuggets.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight »
- Eric Lavallee
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 23 Jan 2014 - 05:44
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2006, and a further 25 overlooked gems...
With all the major films that elbow their way into their cinemas every year, there's bound to be some casualties among the big hits. And just like any other year, 2006 was dominated by the likes of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Da Vinci Code and Ice Age: The Meltdown. But in tandem, there were dozens of lesser-seen films which shuffled in and out of cinemas (or occasionally, didn't get a release in cinemas at all) without very many people noticing.
As we're sure you're aware by now, these lists aim to redress the balance a little, and hopefully introduce a few films from any given year that you may have missed. There are also one or two films that, although »
Take another look @ more set images from Season 4 of HBO's 'medieval fantasy' TV series "Game of Thrones", premiering the first of 10 new episodes, Spring 2014, plus Sneak Peek the entire 'Red Wedding' sequence and new featurette focusing on the last episode of the last season.
The series is based on the second half of "A Storm of Swords", the third "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel by author George R. R. Martin.
Cast for the new season include Pedro Pascal as 'Oberyn Martell', aka 'Red Viper', the younger brother of 'Doran Martell', the ruling 'Prince of Dorne', Roger Ashton-Griffiths as 'Mace Tyrell', the farther of 'Loras' and 'Margaery Tyrell', the 'Lord of Highgarden', Indira Varma as 'Ellaria Sand', the lover of Oberyn Martell and Joseph Gatt as 'Styr', the 'Magnar of Thenn'.
- Michael Stevens
11 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners