Today was one of those days when you realise you can’t be everywhere at once.
With so many films on, you have to choose between making a screening, doing an interview or just catching up with stuff.
Directed by Turner prize-winning artist Steve McQueen it is one of the highlights of this festival and the most arresting debut I’ve seen in a long time.
Liam plays Father Moran, the priest who tries to talk Sands (Michael Fassbender) out of his hunger strikeand although he only appears in one scene, it is an extraordinary 17 minute sequence all done in once take.
We spoke about how they filmed this and other aspects of the movie such as its recent premiere in Belfast.
Apparently it holds the world record for the longest single take for a single scene (although I’m not sure how this compares to Russian Ark in which the whole film was one take).
I’ll put the interview up next week when the film gets it’s UK release. Although a tough film to watch, it contains some of the most accomplished film-making you’re likely to see this year.
In the afternoon I headed over to the Delegate Centre at the BFI Southbank, which is where accredited journalists, filmmakers and industry folk go to catch up on things.
Just a reminder, if you are at the festival or are interested in any of the films or events going on, then drop me an email and I can write a post about it.