So, last night i finished up what i will call "really sad movies about Ireland fest".
I was on a Daniel Day Lewis kick after seeing There Will be Blood, and added a slew of his movies to my netflix. Then a few other Ireland films came up as recommended, so I added those as well.
Here is the list:
In the Name of the Father
The Crying Game
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
They were all fantastic and all very fantastically depressing. I am forever connected with Ireland and found each one of these films to be enjoyably informative. Not to mention that each one had an actor that i love, whether it be Stephen Rea, or Alan Rickman, Robert Carlyle, or Mr. Day Lewis himself. I am always amazed at how much turmoil and fighting that little country (with huge exports) went through. Independence is certainly an achievement and these films documents those struggles.