The Wind That Shakes the Barley ★½

"Oh my God! I'm so bored!" - Eric Cartman.

First film of the Letterboxd film festival!

Sorry friends but I didn't dig this film at all. I struggled to get through this film more than any film in recent memory. I didn't care what happened to anyone by the end of this film. This film reminded me of one of those "a part of our heritage" commercials stretched out into a two hour film. The acting and directing wasn't bad necessarily but it felt so painfully average that no performances really stood out in any way. I love the idea of this festival and I hope I enjoy the other films more than this one. I saw The Square when it first came out and I kinda loved it so I'm excited to rewatch that one.