Boxing Day was very well received at the LAFF last week. To see it up on a massive screen here in America where the film has a special relevance, was a fantastic experience I will never ever forget. Here are two of the best reviews ...
"A tour de force performance piece, and one of my top 3 “Must See” Festival Films at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013, is BOXING DAY ... A wonderful film that has quickly become one of my favorite Tolstoy adaptations, BOXING DAY is an intimate portrait of the human condition and the socio-economic status of the country ... Sharply observed with a dialogue rich narrative, BOXING DAY is extremely well crafted, allowing the actors to soar, particularly Huston who maintains an air of pompous aristocracy and privilege until the last possible moment when he unconsciously embraces the true spirit of BOXING DAY itself. Matthew Jacobs is a pure delight as the grounded, simple and salt of the earth Nick, resonating with the heart. Visually beauteous, the starkness and pristine visual of the clean, pure snow of winter in the Rocky Mountains stuns as a blank canvas that creates a perfect backdrop to the performances." Movieshark review by Debbie Lynn Elias
Bernard Rose now has a promotional site full of fascinating material about his work and there's a lot of detail about Paperhouse. This was one of my first feature screenplays, and it's fair to say that it really launched both Bernard's, mine, and (to a large extent) Hans Zimmer's careers in America. Click here to go to the Paperhouse page on his site where there is an excellent clip from the movie itself. Click here to go to a truly brilliant interview with Bernard Rose about Paperhouse taken from the brand new blu-ray edition that has been issued by Metropolitan in France.
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