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His & Hers
His & Hers
18 Jun 2010
15 Oct 2010
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His & Hers is a cinematic mosaic that tells a 90-year-old love story through the collective voice of 70 ladies at different stages in their lives.
The hallways, living rooms, and kitchens of the Irish midlands become the canvas for the film’s rich tapestry of female characters. The story unfolds sequentially from young to old, and the characters are charmingly unabashed; while the younger contributors are animated in discussing their relationships with their other halves, the older women describe their love, and often their bereft love, with grace and candor.
His & Hers celebrates the ordinary moments that add up to the extraordinary. Individually each piece works on its own, but together they create an emotional portrait that explores the way we share life’s journey with others.
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Over the course of 80 minutes, Wardrop lets the mna na hEireann talk about the men in their lives, and consider the life in their men. The whole spectrum of standing by your man is covered, from young girls talking about their dads, older girls talking about brothers, and boyfriends, and, later, husbands. From first love to becoming a widow, Wardrop's charming documentary charts the life of the Irish male from the cradle to the grave through the eyes of the women who love them.
THE VERDICT: Try to imagine, if you will, a Creature Comforts special centred on Irish women – some of them quite possibly Pat Shortt in drag - talking about the men in their lives, and you're somewhere close to the mildly guilty pleasure here. The women of Ireland indulging in their favourite pastime; talking about men - how could it not be a delight?
For some men, of course, the very definition of a chick flick is any movie in which the woman talks. Well, it would appear that young Irish filmmaker Ken Wardrop has just made the ultimate chick flick in this sweet and wonderful – and award-winning – gem.
A winner at the most recent Galway, Dublin and Sundance film festivals, His & Hers is the inevitable leap from ten award-winning, largely autobiographical shorts for Wardrop to his feature debut. Made for just €100,000, it may not have the flash, bang or wallop of Prince Of Persia or the glamour and glitz of Sex & The City 2, but His & Hers beats both hands down when it comes to humour and heart.
Review by Paul Byrne
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