Llun – Monday, 2 Chwefror – February, 2pm & 7.30pm
BWCIO TOCYNNAU – ONLINE BOOKING – Pontardawe Arts Centre
UK, (15), 99 mins
Cyf – Dir: Yann Demange
Mae milwr Prydeinig ifanc dryslyd yn cael ei adael yn ddamweiniol gan ei uned wedi terfysg ar strydoedd marwol Belfast yn 1971.
A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
We saw Jack O’Connell in the film Starred Up at the Pontardawe Film club a little while ago. If is performance in that film is anything to go by we are in for another treat with ’71.
AUDIENCE RESPONSE – 90%
Comments as follows:
- Beautifully observed. Terrific performances, very close up and in your face, particularly impressed by the sound track and its contribution to the drama.
- Brutal, shocking. The antithesis of the sanitised sentimental telling of the seventies. Very bleak, but very well made.
- Powerful and dramatic, but not exactly life affirming.
- Very powerful film, almost too painful to watch.
- Wonderful to see the humanity that prevails in the most testing of environments.
- I wanted the film to end and put me out of my agony. The confusion multiplied the agony.
- Having served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland myself I found the film to be very depictive of the reality and era. Very very good and realistic.
- War and corruption. Gripping but harrowing.
- Compelling depiction of a dreadful situation.
- In ’71 I was 20. Was it really like this? I fear so, I don’t know so.
- Impossible. Puts a different light for me on the peace process.
- A horrible wonderful film that all should see.
- Very powerful but don’t know if good film.
- Hard hitting. An unpleasant reminder of the troubles.