The Wind that Shakes the Barley

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (2006)

Thur. March 21st, 2019 7:30PM
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY
100 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura

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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, this gripping drama by Ken Loach (Raining Stones) is set during the early days of the Irish Republican Army, when British occupation of the Irish radicalized many a citizen and caused some to take up arms. Loach’s realistic style is absolutely mesmerizing, with many scenes built around the dynamics of large groups: contentious meetings, torture sessions, battles, celebrations, and the like. One has the sense of history as a pool of energy, and one also develops a kind of Renoiresque appreciation for the fact that different people on opposing sides of a life-or-death issue have their reasons for believing what they believe.

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