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I Could Read the Sky (1999)

The film tells of the memories and feeling of loss of an Irish immigrant who eventually winds up doing construction work in the anonymous cities of England.

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Dermot Healy ...
The Old Man
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P.J.
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Francie
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Maggie
Jake Williams ...
Young boy
Roy Larkin ...
Young Joe
Lisa O'Reilly ...
Kate Creevy
Sezzso ...
Uncle Rosco
Rachael Pilkington ...
Young Eileen
Aidan O'Toole ...
Dermot
Colm O'Maonlai ...
Martin
Jimmy McGreevy ...
Da
Pat McGrath ...
Farmer Casey
Liam O'Maonlai ...
Joe
Noel O'Donovan ...
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The film tells of the memories and feeling of loss of an Irish immigrant who eventually winds up doing construction work in the anonymous cities of England.

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A film as numbing as its subject.
31 October 2000 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

this solipsistic sludge is littered with cinematic allusion - Murnau, Robert Montgomery, Greenaway, Sirk, Ruiz, Ter(r)ences Malick and Sirk - but, as you would expect from an Irish film, its heart is in literature, the torrential monologue of Molly Bloom, the bleak spurtings of Beckett. The star is even a famous writer, Dermot Healy (his jerky, slashing performancce is the best thing in the film). Like Joyce, the film errs in overrating the complexity of the human brain; at any rate, the synthetic effects, visual treacle and Harp-ad-like music very quickly pall. Then exasperate. Then numb.


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