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10th Belfast Film Festival Review of Triage

April 19, 2010

Written by NOEL MEGAHEY
Originally posted on TheDigitalFox 16-04-2010

EXCERPT:

There was something appropriate about Danis Tanovic’s Triage being selected as the opening film of the 10th Belfast Film Festival, and not just because of its Irish connections, the film featuring Colin Farrell as a war-zone photojournalist trying to recover and resettle back home in Dublin. The theme of the film itself deals with the symptoms of post-war Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the long-term damage that is suffered by those caught up in a war situation where abnormal and inhuman behaviour becomes just another facet of everyday life. Unable to face up to what has happened in the past once those old ways have been left behind, is certainly something that would be recognisable to a Northern Irish audience, the condition affecting not only large sections of the community, but more relevantly preventing local politicians from being able to meaningfully engage with each other and move forward.

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