REVIEW: Angela's Ashes (1999) | Amy McLean





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Published on Jan 18, 2012

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Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Alan Parker, Laura Jones, Frank McCourt (book)
Genre: drama

Cast and characters include:
Emily Watson - Angela McCourt
Robert Carlyle - Malachy (Dad)
Joe Breen - Young Frank
Ciaran Owens - Middle Frank
Michael Legge - Older Frank
Ronnie Masterson - Grandma Sheehan
Pauline McLynn - Aunt Aggie
Liam Carney - Uncle Pa Keating
Eanna MacLiam - Uncle Pat
Andrew Bennett - Narrator
Shane Murray-Corcoran - Young Malachy
Devon Murray - Middle Malachy
Peter Halpin - Older Malachy

Producers include David Brown , James Flynn, Kit Golden, Doochy Moult, Morgan O'Sullivan, Alan Parker, Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder, Eric Steel, and David Wimbury.

Music: John Williams
Cinematography: Chris Connier, Michael Seresin
Film editing: Gerry Hambling
Casting: John Hubbard, Ros Hubbard, Juliet Taylor
Production design: Geoffrey Kirkland
Art direction: Fiona Daly, Jonathan McKinstry, Malcolm Middleton
Set decoration: Jennifer Williams
Costume design: Consolata Boyle

The film was screened at various film festivals, including Irish Film Week (Hungary), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), Bergen International Film Festival (Norway), and Jakarta International Film Festival (Indonesia).

Production companies include David Brown Productions, Dirty Hands Productions, and Scott Rudin Productions. Distributors include Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Home Video, and Asmik Ace Entertainment.

Filming locations: Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland; Cobh Harbour, Cobh, County Cork; County Dublin; County Limerick.

Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Craft Achievement - Film (Irish Film and Television Awards); Audience Award (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival); Best Score (Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards);

Brief plot: The film is based on the autobiography of Frank McCourt as he grows up in poverty with his family in Ireland.

Trailer (uploaded by Movieclips Trailer Vault): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPXP1...

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145653/?...

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Amy x


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