DIRECTED BY Gaspar Noé
STARRING Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel
Opened January 31, Cert 18, 95 mins
You probably heard about this shock-rocking rape-and-revenge drama from the stir it caused on the festival circuit. And for once, controversy and PC posturing are not being orchestrated into a publicity stunt. Irréversible is as visceral, graphic and wrenchingly full-on as advance word suggests.
DIRECTED BY Peter Mullan
STARRING Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Anne-Marie Duff
Opens February 21, Cert 15, 119 mins
The opening scene of Peter Mullan's award-winning social drama The Magdalene Sisters unfolds in a Dublin pub in 1964, where Guinness-stained granddads in cloth caps slap their thighs to fiddle-dee-diddle-dee music played by a lecherous priest who salivates suggestively over his bodhran while crucifixes are reflected in whisky glasses and a lusty Irish buck rapes his own cousin.