Thursday, July 03, 2008

Seriously microscopic post

[...] Before the Rains is an enjoyable period drama... With sweeping rainforest vistas and impressive scenes of the building of the road, the film is easy on the eye, and the story is straightforward with the direction competently handled. ... The strength of the piece lies in the performances of the two male leads, which lift a spare script off the page and make this film much more than just a run-through of familiar Fall of the Raj themes. [...]
  • By contrast, the Scotsman's Alistair Harkness quickly dismisses the film and many others offered at the EIFF.

  • One avid theatre-goer briefly recalls 1996 play A Delicate Balance - in which Rosemary Harris played Agnes - putting it among his favourite theatre experiences of the last 25 years. For more information, see Mel Gussow's New York Times piece on Rosemary Harris from 1996.

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