Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hunger

2008, 90m, Steve McQueen

Bobby Sands, an Irish nationalist, died on the 66th day of his hunger strike, in 1981,while in custody of British authorities,during the tenure of Margaret Thatcher. He was in mid twenties. His mother visits him in prison and tells him he is looking fine. In a conversation with a priest trying to dissuade him from his course, the ethical dimension is debated. In another sequence, we are informed of the physiological aspects of starvation. A riveting drama.

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

A very intense film. Like McQueen's next work "Shame", it is not easy to watch it again.

S. M. Rana said...

I'll have to follow your lead..