Jameson Film Festival back. No goddamn Season pass for me.


Once again the Jameson film festival rolls around and year by year actually gets better and better. Contrary to many previous years this crop of flicks aren't just rejects from other larger festivals nor are they all due to be released within days of the festival closing.

I was going to list every film thats being shown and I was a quarter of the way through doing so until I realised just how bloody many of them there is so you can go here to see just what there is to offer.

Top of my 'to-watch' list is Michael Haneke's remake of his own Funny Games which itself is one of my favourite films, plus also there's always the surprise film shown on the last night of the festival where you buy a ticket and show up not knowing what its going to be, except that it will be one that hasn't been released. Previous surprise films have been Buffalo Soldiers, Starsky & Hutch, The Jacket, The Squid & the Whale and 300.

It is however doubtful if I'll go at all. Last year I got a call after I had correctly guessed that 300 would be the surprise film telling me that I had won a season pass for this year. Have I seen hide nor hair of it yet? Have I fuck.

Have a gander at the trailer for the new Funny Games starring Tim Roth, Naomi Watts and Micheal Pitt. Anybody who's seen the original will know that the film itself is far darker than the trailer makes it seem.

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3 comments:

January 30, 2008 at 11:26 PM thecynicalgamer said...

As much as I love Funny Games, can't help but feel the remake is a tad unnecessary. Seems like another case of resources being wasted because some people are too lazy to read subtitles. At least Haneke is on board, but it still looks like a shot by shot remake from the trailer.

Great lineup overall though. Looking foward to I'm A Cyborg But That's OK and Lars and the Real Girl especially.

January 31, 2008 at 1:21 AM Richard said...

"Funny Games" stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt. Watts is the lead, not Roth who is supporting. Listing Roth before Watts is misleading as to who is the most important actor/character in this film.

January 31, 2008 at 9:54 AM Evil Bob said...

""Funny Games" stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt. Watts is the lead, not Roth who is supporting. Listing Roth before Watts is misleading as to who is the most important actor/character in this film."

Twaddle and pedanticism.
The characters get more or less equal screen time in the film. I am going on the original here but I am confident that Haneke has not reduced the size of Roths role from the original.
In fact if you;ve seen the original its actually Pitts character who is the main star of the film.