Posted on 24.06.13 by A_Gibb
Ridiculously exciting weekend…The film adaptation of the John Banville, Booker prize winning novel, ‘The Sea’, directed by my cousin’s husband, Stephen Brown, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival – on my Birthday!
Steve being interviewed just before the screening
Coffee and cake, followed by this truly sumptuous, movie screening, filmed in Ireland, starring Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Sinead Cusack, Natascha McElhone and Rufus Sewell, made my year. There was a Q&A afterwards with Stephen and author John Banville and then drinks at the Caledonian Hotel – what is not to like??
‘The Sea’ is a haunting story about grief and loss. The main character, retired Art Historian, Max Morden, loses his wife to a long illness and returns to the scene of a tragedy he witnessed as a child. His obsessions with the sad and difficult events in his life compound and reverberate into a long cinematic narrative that is as gripping as it is beautiful.
I will alert you as soon as it is on general release, hopefully in the Autumn – an absolute ‘Must See’…