Sunday, 9 September 2012

Tyrannosaur (film)

 The second film to be screened by Seaford Community Cinema is Paddy Considine's stark and brutal directorial debut, Tyrannosaur. I saw this film at Hailsham Pavilion in December last year and was absolutely blown away by it. I would confidently say Tyrannosaur was my film of the year for 2011. The powerful story is gripping throughout and the performances from all the actors are simply outstanding.

Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower who is consumed by anger. He hits rock bottom after killing his dog in a fit of rage and hides himself behind a rail of clothes in a run-down charity shop. He is befriended by the kind, Christian Hannah (Olivia Colman), who attempts to help him. However when Hannah's husband, James (Eddie Marsan), suspects them of being more than just friends, Joseph is threatened with being forced back into his former life.

Tyrannosaur was filmed in Leeds and Wakefield but is not set in any particular town. Some extras are local people including a busker, Chris Wheat, and the staff of the St Vincent's charity shop where several scenes were filmed. The story was originally a BAFTA winning short film entitled Dog Altogether which starred Olivia Colman, Peter Mullan and Paul Popplewell.

Certificate 18.
Barn Theatre, Fri 5th Oct, 19:00.
Adult ticket £6, members £5. Available online, in person from Seaford Tourist Office or on the door if there are any left!

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