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.