Sunday, 24 February 2013

The 2nd Hall Of Fame Inductee Representing Short Film: Elephant (1989) - Alan Clarke

This a personal one for me, I know, but the late great Alan Clarke’s experimental short depicting a number of murders in Northern Ireland during The Troubles is a proverbial shell-shock. I saw this at a lecture screening at Queen’s University in Belfast, and was in floods of tears, because for the first time I truly understood The Troubles. The construction reflects the audience’s desire for the futile violence to stop.

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