Mr. McQueen seens intent on pushing the visual medium of cinema toward the capture of sensory, corporeal experience.
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times
****! Michael Fassbender gives a performance of mind-bending conviction.
— Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
MASTERFUL. Pushes Michael Fassbender towards stardom.
— Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A staggering feature film debut for visual artistic Steve McQueen; A devastating performance by actor Michael Fassbender.
— Anne Thompson, Variety
POSITIVELY RIVETING. AN ARTISTIC MASTERPIECE. A harrowing, poetic film.
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Presented by IFC Films | United States | Mar 18th, 2009 | 96 MINS | UR
This stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen (director of the Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave) was the winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or and over twenty top international prizes. The film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) in an unflinchingly passionate turn as Bobby Sands, leader of the fateful 1981 hunger strike in Northern Ireland’s notorious Maze Prison.
- Steve McQueen
- Robin Gutch
- Laura Hastings-Smith
- Jan Younghusband
- Peter Carlton
- Edna Walsh
LA Film Critics Association Awards 2008
- Next Generation Award
British Independent Film Awards 2008
- Best First Film
- Discovery Award
- Golden Hugo for Best Film
Winner - Silver for Best Actor - Michael Fassbender
Toronto International Film Festival 2008
Winner - Best Actor - Michael Fassbender
Venice Film Festival 2008
Winner - Camera d'Or
Chicago International Film Festival
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