17 March 2011

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Dir. Ken Loach

Opening Image:

Closing Image:

An image of freedom contrasted with a profound image of loss.

What has been lost during the Irish "Troubles?" Loach demonstrates the cost of the violent civil war that has ripped this family apart. A sense of innocence that can never be regained and a sense of freedom that can never again be found.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, this movie actually awakened me to your obsession with opening and closing images...when you missed the opening image for this movie I thought you were going to lose it.