FILM SELECTOR

FILM REVIEWS & TRAILERS

 Read reviews and check out the trailers for some of Royston Picture Palace's upcoming screenings:

Brian and Charles (PG)

This Sundance Festival favourite offers a delightful antidote to the horrors of the world news cycle and the cynicism of the blockbuster franchises … Director of photography Murren Tullett lends a glowing cinematic grandeur to the bleakly beautiful widescreen exteriors, while composer Daniel Pemberton’s score blends nursery-rhyme innocence with an electronic sheen that perfectly embodies the duelling elements of Charles’s fairytale-like character. The result has homemade charm to spare, proving delightfully ridiculous but also poignant. Mark Kermode, Observer (click here for full review)

 

The Quiet Girl (12A)

Even though the director has been making Irish-language short films and documentaries for close to two decades, his debut is still an unexpectedly beautiful assembly of narrative, image and sound which takes its cue from the title to build quietly to an emotional catharsis … The Quiet Girl is thoughtful, spiritual in its stillness but alive with the hum of the land and the emotions it guards .. Certainly, this is a quiet film, but it speaks in high volumes.

Fionnuala Halligan, Screendaily