Movie critic Hal C F Astell has taken on the challenge to review all of the 52 films we made in 52 weeks in his own 52 weeks. So here is the first of his reviews, for our short film James Joyce’s The Sisters. Read it here, enjoy the excerpt from the review and a clip from the film below. You can download the whole film here

Hal C F Astell:

While there are a number of themes woven into the story, the main one is also concerned with a beginning, that of the adult life of the boy who recounts it, prompted by the death of an old man whom he had befriended. Mills even emphasises it in this version with the addition of an unlikely baptism and especially through use of the old man’s pipe, not mentioned in the original story but here a strong symbol of the fascinating yet dangerous world of adulthood.

A clip from the film: