Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother's protection means Patrick is no threat to himself or others. Until he falls in love. Maura is Patrick's obsessive mother and her need to control her son blinds her to the reality that sometimes the only thing more damaging than hate is misguided love. Soon to be redundant, alcoholic air-hostess, Karen, books into an hotel to end her life unaware that the intimacy she shares with Patrick will reintroduce her to living. Dysfunctional loner cop, Freeman, wants to be a stand-up comic, but, when Maura loses her son, Freeman will use his position to help her find him, for a price. A provocative love story about the right to intimacy for everyone Patrick's Day suggests, when it comes to love, we're all a little crazy.Written by
Pure as wild ocean. Blue as Moscow winter sky. Patrick's Day is edgy and romantic
I am voting 10 out of 10, for the original power and ground-breaking courage I have felt in this film.
It was almost been a big half year, since I have set my feet again in the cinema; which is considered highly infidel to a self-claimed film-lover like moi. I went to cinema often last year, beside occasionally one or two good films or some magical on-screen moments, I found out that most of the time when I walked out of the cinema the thing beating in my head is how snack bags popping around me. I smelled the smell of warm or cold popcorn floating in the cinema air. I unconsciously took snaps and woke up and found out the film was still going on...In other words: There left no trace in my head what and how the film is. I wonder where is the true purpose of cinema now. Films had became consumptions, like popcorn.
But this is not what I see in Patrick's Day.
I hold doubt in the beginning, but as I saw Patrick pushing that shop trolley, and saw how the cameras and music were used as Karen walks into the picture...Some of the film-lover instinct in my heart reacted and a strong sense of reminiscence flooding up onto me--Then I knew there will be a story to see. Immediately you would realize, that this is something done through true gut feelings and united hard-work. You would sense this desire behind the camera to call for the audience to listen, to feel, to see, and to share. On the other hand all these are done in a sincere and honest way. The way a film belonged to--a telling of a true and delicate story. The leading actor, as well as the director, they are not household famous names yet, but the beauty lies in this. The caterpillar is waking up, now the power begins.
The most important feeling for me, is how this film brought up such a nostalgic sensation from within. I stepped back from all those pointless crowdedness in the cinema, and stayed at home with old film DVDs to 'wash' my eyes and saw some true beautiful film arts on my laptop screen. I realized this explained the reminiscence sensation of me while watching Patrick's Day--its shooting and directing style, all remind me of those beautiful old films I savored time and time again. It reminds me some of the old European films as well, in which every inch of the air on screen seems to have impregnated with indescribable desire and feelings.
Compare to the director's previous works, this film seemed softer and more romantic. It might be because of the power of female actresses that had brought this film pink breezes. But in the meantime the director did not lost his signature edgy touch. God I hope he never will.
Dublin sky in Patrick's eyes is pure,blue,and at times full of hope. There is hope, even at the darkest time, there will be light. And hope comes in the most unprepared shape, and yet you felt that you have known it all along...I still have hope for films, after experienced the days of life, with Patrick.
I guess I will never see Dublin the same way again.
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