Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Review of Danis Tanovic's "Triage" with Jamie Sives and Colin Farrell

The next few days and weeks are sure to be full of news and excitement, kicking off in fine manner tonight with our first review of Danis Tanovic's "Triage," starring Jamie Sives and Colin Farrell. Thanks so much to Anya letting me know about this terrific review on the Art & Culture Maven blog, where she gives high marks to all involved saying the performances are "uniformly strong all around," and noting a fine turn indeed from Colin Farrell.

"If the story is superior, (based on Scott Anderson's 1998 novel of the same name,) it's the wonderful performances that bring it to life. Farrell is riveting as Walsh, the tough guy who thinks he can keep both his worlds separate - the bloody battlefields scattered across the globe, and the comfortable apartment he shares with his loving wife.

She summarizes what so many of us have been hoping for regarding this film, as the review states straight off: "Triage is a must see, a truly engrossing film that features masterful storytelling and nuanced, completely convincing performances; one that tackles some of the darker realities of human existence with a view that seems entirely authentic, and truthful in a way that mainstream films so very seldom are."

Triage screens at the Toronto Film Festival next week on September 12. REMINDER non jumbo package regular single tickets to go on sale to the public tomorrow via this link (Visa only folks). Alas I know I have a snowballs chance in hell of getting to see it lol, but hopefully one day soon!

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