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Ill Fares the Land

A gripping tale that tackles far-right politics and brotherhood.
5/5

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Patrick Ireland’s short drama is a powerful and thought-provoking tale that juxtaposes a fantastical element with right-wing politics and anti-immigration commentary. Acting as the fragile protagonist George, Noah Silverstone delivers a remarkable and nuanced performance, brilliantly illustrating the nuances of a teenage boy struggling to find his place in a difficult world.

The supporting cast is equally exceptional, with Ruaridh Aldington delivering a stirring and convincing portrayal of a patriot with deeply xenophobic tendencies. But it is Smilla Erlandson’s mermaid that proves to be the most captivating character, as she serves as both a physical and metaphorical embodiment of the film’s underlying themes.

Stephen Roach’s cinematography is extraordinary, with each shot beautifully composed and meticulously crafted. The production and costume design are equally stunning and lend an air of authenticity to the film’s gritty and grimy world.

Overall, the drama is a gripping tale that masterfully balances political commentary with fantasy elements. It succeeds both as a captivating drama and as an observation on the current political climate in Britain. This is truly a fantastic short that is not to be missed.

Brief Synopsis

A young boy finds a mermaid washed up on the shores of his seaside home while his older brother is swept up in the rising tide of far-right nationalism.
Ill Fares the Land Short Film

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Credits

Director(s): Patrick Ireland
Writer(s): Patrick Ireland
Cast: Boo Miller, Eddie Chamberlin, Noah Silverstone, Ruaridh Aldington, Smilla Erlandson, Thomas Devlin
Producer(s): Annabella Casaburi, Jessica Romagnoli
Director of Photography: Stephen Roach
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Runtime: 18 min

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Ill Fares the Land

A gripping tale that tackles far-right politics and brotherhood.
5/5

Review

Patrick Ireland’s short drama is a powerful and thought-provoking tale that juxtaposes a fantastical element with right-wing politics and anti-immigration commentary. Acting as the fragile protagonist George, Noah Silverstone delivers a remarkable and nuanced performance, brilliantly illustrating the nuances of a teenage boy struggling to find his place in a difficult world.

The supporting cast is equally exceptional, with Ruaridh Aldington delivering a stirring and convincing portrayal of a patriot with deeply xenophobic tendencies. But it is Smilla Erlandson’s mermaid that proves to be the most captivating character, as she serves as both a physical and metaphorical embodiment of the film’s underlying themes.

Stephen Roach’s cinematography is extraordinary, with each shot beautifully composed and meticulously crafted. The production and costume design are equally stunning and lend an air of authenticity to the film’s gritty and grimy world.

Overall, the drama is a gripping tale that masterfully balances political commentary with fantasy elements. It succeeds both as a captivating drama and as an observation on the current political climate in Britain. This is truly a fantastic short that is not to be missed.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A young boy finds a mermaid washed up on the shores of his seaside home while his older brother is swept up in the rising tide of far-right nationalism.
Ill Fares the Land Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Patrick Ireland
Writer(s): Patrick Ireland
Cast: Boo Miller, Eddie Chamberlin, Noah Silverstone, Ruaridh Aldington, Smilla Erlandson, Thomas Devlin
Producer(s): Annabella Casaburi, Jessica Romagnoli
Director of Photography: Stephen Roach
Animation:

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Year:
Runtime: 18 min
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