Worth Watching - Sept 25: Steve McQueen's Hunger Trailer
by Alex Billington
September 25, 2008
The first trailer for Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed drama Hunger has debuted. Michael Fassbender stars as Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Bobby Sands in a riveting and spine-chilling true story about the last six weeks of Sands' life during a hunger strike in prison in 1981. The film is receiving phenomenal praise from critics around the world, although I personally hated it. If it deserves any awards, they would be for its cinematography, which was remarkably inspiring. But as for the remainder, it is truly painful to watch. However, I think the film has enough cinematic value to be called a work of art by others. This trailer is an impressive introduction to the the film and should help it build a considerable audience.
Watch the first trailer for Steve McQueen's Hunger:
Hunger is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Steve McQueen. The screenplay was co-written by both McQueen and Enda Walsh. The film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it went on to win the coveted Camera d'Or award. IFC Films is distributing the film here in the US. Hunger is expected to start hitting limited theaters sometime later this year.