★★★★★ RTÉ Ten
★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★Irish Examiner ★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday ★★★★ RTÉ Guide
The evocatively named Pilgrim Hill – the feature debut from 24-year-old Gerard Barrett – imparts a compassionate view of withdrawn bachelor farmer Jimmy Walsh as he is confronted with a set of crises, all of which are beyond his control. With the help of a striking central performance from Joe Mullins, Barrett composes a complex, tender portrait of vulnerability which draws on the harsh reality of rural life, particularly within the context of a modern, often indifferent world. Winning several awards since its premiere last year, this film is nothing short of a triumph for its young director.
The DVD of Pilgrim Hill will be available to buy in the IFI Film Shop from Friday, May 10th and to celebrate, we have 3 copies of the film to give away! Simply answer the question below before midnight, Thursday May 9th.
Who directed Pilgrim Hill?
A. Lenny AbrahamsonB. Gerard BarrettC. Neil Jordan
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UPDATE: As we’re experiencing some issues with the reporting system, stay assured we receive all your entries – thanks and apologies for any confusion!
“A masterful debut” The Irish Times
“A remarkable debut” Peter Debruge, Variety
“An incredible achievement” London BFI
“Irish cinema at its best…a director and star to treasure” RTE Ten
DVDs courtesy of Element Pictures. Competition closes at 12am midnight on Thursday, May 9th 2013. The winners will be contacted by email. (See IFI Terms and Conditions regarding prizes and competitions.)
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