All over for another year : Donald Clarke from the Irish Times reflects on the good and the bad of this year's festival. + more
access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu
A middle-aged grifter living amongst Barcelona’s criminal underworld, trying to raise two young children, Uxbal (Bardem) is blessed/cursed with a psychic ability to see the spirits of the dead. Diagnosed with cancer, he is given two months to live, and sets about putting his world in order.
Iñárritu has made a modern classical tragedy and, in Javier Bardem, he has found his first authentic hero; a character caught up in an intricate web of events he cannot extricate himself from. - Empire Magazine
Running Time 147m
Alejandro González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City and started his career as a radio DJ. His highly acclaimed first feature, Amores perros (00), won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. His short film about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was screened at the Festival as part of the omnibus work 11’09’’01 (segment, 02). His second and third features, 21 Grams (03) and Babel (06), for which he won the best director award at Cannes, also screened at the Festival. Biutiful (10) is his fourth feature film.
- Javier Bardem nominated for Best Actor at the 2011 Academy Awards
- Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2011 Academy Awards
- Biutiful ’s magic realist tendencies and canny, mercurial structure allows its ghosts to breathe. This is the same cinematically plausible afterlife that Gaspar Noé sought to capture with Enter The Void . It may be a polite fiction but it’s certainly something to see. Babel indeed. - Tara Brady / The Irish Times