On our search for film reviews telling us some more about 23 WALKS, the Thursday night movie (YES – tomorrow!) at Alte Gerberei, we found a brief statement written by Matthew Bond (for Event magazine).
The whole review consists of three sentences only, but hey, doesn’t it make you curious? He says
23 walks is a gentle little British picture about a sixtysomething couple – played by Alison Steadman (on our TV screens this week in Life) and I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns – who meet walking their respective dogs in North London parks and gradually fall in love.
Until we discover that amiable, easy-going Dave has been hiding a rather big secret.
It’s a bit slow to get going, and could have done with better chemistry between the two leads, but does feature nice parks and one of the most startling sex scenes you’ll see all year.
We are looking forward to 23 WALKS and a glass of wine or two in the sun at Alte Gerberei’s garden before the movie.
Until then, let’s have a look at some reviews.
Dave Griffiths writes:
From the outside 23 Walks looks like it is going to be a run-of-the-mill romance between two older member of our society. How looks can be deceiving though. Scratch under the surface of 23 Walks and you discover a brilliantly written film that packs quite a punch as it explores social topics that many other films would shy away from.
… Thought-provoking, dramatic and at times intense 23 Walks is the perfect example of why you shouldn’t judge a film before watching. The film comes from one of the best screenplays of 2020 and gives its two leads the opportunity to pull off some sensational performances.
…. Delightfully weird. 9/10 Wrapped presents. 8/10 I don’t understand all the negative reviews: 9/10 Why can’t we have more movies like this? 7/10 A beautiful mess 7/10 Do you want to quirk w/you coffee …? 8/10 Wacky and heart rending 10/10 Bleak and humourless film marketed as comedy, shallow, with artificial and forced quirkiness no rating What was this film? 3/10 No! 1/10 Intoxicating 8/10 Quirky Dark Comedy 5/10 Horrid 2/10 This is what you get when you write a script in 5 minutes” 2/10 Highly recommended no rating Ratings are too harsh for this movie 7/10 Great piece of work from Mirandy July. 8/10 Artificial originality. That’s a new one 4/10 This film is a litmus test for state of our world 9/10 A movie full of lies! 2/10 Better than I thought 8/10 A brilliant and beautiful film. 9/10 A little too odd at first, but really comes into its own later on 7/10 Watching a snail crawl is more entertaining 2/10 Offbeat, superb portrayal of Boomer sociopathy 9/10 An interesting premise, that doesn’t go anywhere really… 5/10 Plenty of Laughs With a Lot of Heart 9/10 Entertaining enough for me. 7/10 O. M. G. W. T. F. did I just watch? 3/10 Challenging but worthwhile in the end 7/10 fascinating and infuriating 6/10 ….
Anyway, you will probably have to see for yourself how you like it :-)).
** KAJILLIONAIRE ** ** Thursday 23rd June, 8 pm ** ** Alte Gerberei, St. Johann in Tirol ** ** in English with English Subtitles **
A review from Down Under by Matt Neal, ABC radio film critic, about ELFS’ next film BELFAST:
… the story provides a child’s-eye-view of The Troubles. Branagh stand-in Buddy (Hill) tries to understand why the Catholics and Protestants of his neighbourhood are at war with each other, and the impact living in Belfast is having on his family. … The humour is important. Not only does it lighten the heavy load of the film, but it helps capture the Northern Irish charm, spirit and heart in the face of adversity. Belfast is as much a love letter to a lost youth and a loved city, as it is a snapshot of The Troubles. You will laugh out loud throughout this film, just as you’ll be wowed and even moved to tears. …