Sunday, May 07, 2006

What Matters is the Journey

by Neil Jordan

I saw Breakfast on Pluto during the Atlantic Film Festival last year and it was one of my favourite films of the year. Now that it’s out on DVD I watched it again (two days in a row, actually) and liked it even more. It’s filmmaking at the highest level, with all aspects done perfectly, from the writing, shooting, editing, direction, music and performances. Cillian Murphy is wonderful as a person who struggles to discover their identity in a turbulent world torn apart by violence. It’s an oddly uplifting story set against a tragic background that brings the range and power of Irish literature to the screen under Neil Jordan’s direction.

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