Soror | James Webber, 2014
- Reviewed by Anna Richards
Soror is a partially improvised tale of sisterhood and is perhaps one of the most powerful short films of the Indie-Lincs 2016 lineup. Told in a non-linear fashion, the film successfully blends a mixture of everyday reality — depicting the lives and relationships of half sisters Grace (Rosie Day) and Lisa (Sian Breckin) — and has an experimental detour as it provides a glimpse into the inner-minds of the two women. Soror also stars Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones and Natalie, our very own Dr. Mikey Murray’s new short) as the stepmother to Lisa and mother to Grace; providing a bizarre whiff of PJ Harvey as she is quiet, whispery, and nobody can quite figure her out with a dominating presence.
Dad’s Dead | Robert G. Putka, 2014
- Reviewed by Ben Reynolds
Dad’s Dead is an honest and heartfelt story told through a conversation between two sisters coming together after the passing of their father. An incredibly acted film with the characters so central, it is this that makes the film so engaging. Eilis Cahill (who acted, produced and co-wrote the film) and Clare McNulty play the two sisters with an unvarnished sense of reality. With both performances their is a dramatic recognition of cruelty and love within family bonds, and combined with handheld cinematography and a superb musical track by Phillip Hirzel, it gives Dad’s Dead a fantastically raw feeling of intimacy in the uncomfortable situation presented.
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