In rollingstone.com’s review, Peter Travers takes his hat off to Carey Mulligan’s performance:
“Don’t miss the blaze that Carey Mulligan ignites in Wildlife. The British actress gives her considerable all to the role of Jeanette Brinson, a young housewife in Montana, circa 1960, who starts to unravel when her husband Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) heads to the mountains 40 miles away to fight wildfires and leaves her alone to raise their 14-year-old son Joe (Ed Oxenbould). In a beautifully nuanced directing debut, actor Paul Dano mines the smallest details in Richard Ford’s acclaimed 1990 novel — he and his partner Zoe Kazan wrote the emotionally-attuned script — to create a portrait of a woman who can’t quite catch up with the frustration and feminist stirrings she feels inside. …”
“Wildlife” isn’t just a great first film, it’s a great film. 4 stars out of 4.
That’s Lindsey Bahr’s conclusion in her review of WILDLIFE – read the full article here.
The ELFS February film is about a family in crisis, the story being told from the view of their teenage son. WILDLIFE is the first film of director Paul Dano, adapted for the screen from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name.
“Blinded by the Light, at its very best, captures the experience of being a fan, the pure exhilaration of it, and the sense of your vision opening out to vistas beyond your horizon.” Read the full review by Sheila O’Malley on rogerebert.com.
ELFs is back in 2020 with a fine new selection of films for you. See you soon at our January movie!
** Blinded by the Light ** January 16, 2020 ** 8 pm ** Alte Gerberei **
the ELFs 2019 film series closed with a beautiful film last week.
We had some great movies on the big screen this year – some of them exclusively shown in Austria. The première of the Sound & Vision International Festival for Music Films was a great success, we are very proud of this and are already working on a worthy sequel next year.
> Thank you all film fans for coming to see our movies!
> Thank you all ELFs members and volunteers for your support and help on film days and during the year!
> Thank you MuKu for your support, it is a pleasure to work with you!
> Thank you Colin & John, Platform2, for performing live music before our films start!
Stay tuned in 2020, we have prepared a selection of great films for you and hope to see you again soon at Alte Gerberei in St. Johann.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020!
Sheila Hancock is EDIE in the movie with the same name – our next ELFs film showing on Thursday, 12th December.
Sheila Hancock is an English actress and author. Most of her career, she performed in theatre plays and musicals, also on Broadway. Sheila Hancock won several awards and honours, among them the Laurence Olivier Award and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Read more about her life and career on Wikipedia…
In EDIE, she plays a woman in her eighties – which fits well, as she was born in 1933, by the time when the film was shot, she was 83 years old.
So the question came up – did she really climb Suilven for this film? Apparently it’s true: For EDIE, Sheila Hancock really climbed this mountain.
There is a nice video on youtube “Edie – Behind the Scenes – ‘To Climb a Mountain’ with Sheila Hancock” – have a look here at how it all worked out; and wow, the landscape is breathtaking!
See you there!
*** EDIE *** Thursday, 12th December 2019 *** 8 pm *** Alte Gerberei ***