Boy A - Twenty-four-year-old Jack (Andrew Garfield) is desperate to rebuild his life after being released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed when he was 10 years old.m4v (Size: 737.10 MB) (Files: 1)
Boy A - Twenty-four-year-old Jack (Andrew Garfield) is desperate to rebuild his life after being released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed when he was 10 years old.m4v
The opening scene of Boy A is a study in how to speak volumes with only a few words, a few props and a ton of body language. It literally sets the scene for the whole of the next two hours. Two hours of cinematographic magic, perfect storytelling and sublime acting that make you want to grab the people who refuse to fund British cinema by the throat and shake them, shouting "SEE? This is how it could be. We could have so many more like this!"
A middle-aged man sits opposite a younger man, perhaps in his early twenties. The younger has been tasked with deciding on a new name. Speaking volumes. He must be Boy A, he must need protection and a new identity, he must have moved away, the older guy must be his mentor. After some uncertainty, Boy A decides his name will be Jack. He faces an even more uncertain future and, as yet, we know nothing about his past. About what has brought him to be sitting at this table. John Crowley, in only his second feature film, tantalisingly reveals those details - both future and past - in one of the most distinctive and powerful films seen this year.
With a masterful script by Mark O'Rowe from the novel by Jonathan Trigell, perfect direction from John Crowley and near-perfect performances from everyone concerned (especially Andrew Garfield) If you missed it you have another chance to see it - take it!