Saturday, 2 May 2015

Then and Now - Review

***

Written by Matt Hookings and Bashford Twins
Directed by Bashford Twins


Julian Glover

Then and Now is a short film from Kyle and Liam Bashford, (the Bashford Twins) that sees Julian Glover as an elderly Englishman struggling to cope with bereavement some years after the 9/11 attacks on New York's Twin Towers.

Carefully photographed, the movie offers a touching and sensitive comment upon both age and grief. With the exception of Matt Hookings who (as well as having co-written and produced) briefly appears as a young relative of the old man, the short is very much a one-hander with Glover deploying his trademark depth and perception in the role. If the script has occasional irritations, the seasoned actor does a fine job in imbuing credibility to his character's pain

Worth catching to see one of our finest performers in action and lending his talent in support of a team of young filmmakers who display an attractive potential.

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