Irish Film Institute -Hell


Director: Danis Tanovic

1h 38min. 2005

Danis Tanovic, director of the Academy Award®- winning No Man’s Land, returns with another masterful and compelling film. Linking up with some of France’s major actors – including Emmanuelle Beart, Carole Bouquet and Karin Viard – Tanovic drills into a haunting screenplay by Krzysztof Piesiewicz that is loosely inspired by the second part of Dante’s ‘Inferno.’ The result is whirling, epic portrait of a family torn apart by events from the past that still trouble them years later. The result is thoroughly chilling, often feeling like a metaphysical ghost story. The story emerges through a series of characters: a mother who has been placed in an elegant home in the countryside, and her three grown daughters, now mature adults with their own tangled web of relationships. The world depicted here, much like Piesiewicz’s famous scripts for Krzysztof Kieslowski, balances fate with free will. Cast includes: Emmanuelle Beart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain, Carole Bouquet.

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