Friday, 19 July 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 213: Thu Aug 1

Only God Forgives (Winding Refn, 2013): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This is going to be one of the most talked-about films of the year. Rex Reed has labelled the latest from Nicholas Winding Refn one of the worst of all-time while others have been ecstatic in their praise. It certainly sounds a movie worth catching and the BFI are showing it tonight in a special preview.

BFI Southbank preview: Fans of ultra-violence won’t be disappointed with this Bangkok-set gangster story, directed by Refn (Drive, Bronson). Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a Muay Thai boxing club, co-owned by his brother Billy who is murdered by a vengeful father after a particularly violent evening. With his truly chilling mother demanding he take revenge and a sword-wielding police man watching his every move, Julian is caught in a chain of events that will lead him down a luridly lit corridor of bloodshed.

Here is the trailer.

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