Walking up the stairs of the Theatre Croisette inside the JW Marriott after the screening, I felt as if I was thankfully coming up for air, after having been submersed in feelings and beautifully cinematic anguish for nearly two hours.
Sheridan's work is at the very least momentous, at most a means to change the world. His presence in Dubai, at the helm of their prestigious Arab film competition will ensure a brand new chapter for cinema in and from that region.
Winner of this year's Ironic Film Title ribbon, Dream House marks director Jim Sheridan's attempt to explore the world of the psychological thriller, with a few surprising twists thrown in along the way.
With the always raucous, spirited celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the near horizon here in New York City, my thoughts turn to the powerful mystique of Ireland, and the many outstanding films that reflect it.
The war in Afghanistan may be an American subject, but through Irish director Jim Sheridan's lens, it is about families. His film Brothers brings the war home, to an undercurrent of emotion more threatening than any battle on the ground.