Splendid Cinema goes brutal and brilliant (25 March)
In addition to presenting the finest in contemporary world cinema, Splendid Cinema (at the Worcester Arts Workshop) is also dedicated to championing and promoting independent British cinema. As part of that remit, Splendid Cinema is very proud to announce it will be screening Burton-on-Trent-born actor Paddy Considine’s directorial debut, Tyrannosaur on 25 March.
The film tells the contemporary story of an unemployed and alcoholic widower, Joseph (Peter Mullan), who seems to be his own worst enemy in life. He sees the opportunity for redemption in his burgeoning friendship with an unhappy Christian charity worker, Hannah (Olivia Coleman). Hannah has her own secrets, however, including a physically abusive relationship with her husband, James (Eddie Marsan).
Written and directed by actor-turned-director Paddy Considine, who also wrote and starred in Shane Meadows’s Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), Tyrannosaur is a beautifully realised film with some remarkable performances from its three leading actors.
The film has won several prestige awards, including Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director and Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards and won big in the World Cinema category at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival garnering awards for Considine for directing and both Mullen & Coleman for their performances. Tyrannosaur was also awarded the Best British Film at last year’s BAFTA awards.
The Los Angeles Times said of the film: “It is the kind of film that leaves you limp, exhausted and feeling battered by the end. But its wrenching performances make the beating worth weathering.” While Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times said: “This isn’t the kind of movie that even has hope enough to contain a message. There is no message, only the reality of these wounded personalities.”
All films are screened at the Worcester Arts workshop (21 Sansome Street, Worcester). Tickets are £5 on the door. Box office opens at 7:00, and the film starts at 7:30. Café Bliss is also open for a pre-show treat. For more information on any our films, please contact Mikel Koven at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow our blog (https://splendidcinema.wordpress.com/) or look us on Facebook.
Tyrannosaur (UK, 2011, Paddy Considine) 89 min. 18 cert.
25 March, 2012 @ 19:30
Tickets £5 on the door
Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
- Q&A: Paddy Considine (guardian.co.uk)
- Film Review: Tyrannosaur (2011) (filmblerg.com)
- Tyrannosaur Wrecks (mraybould.wordpress.com)
- Review: Tyrannosaur (2011) (feedmefilms.wordpress.com)
- Paddy Considine plans true-life tale of boxing underworld (guardian.co.uk)