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Back Stage West claim Sailcloth’s “filming is glorious and the acting exquisite”

In Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on January 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

“The filming is glorious, the acting exquisite.” Sailcloth is “a journey we feel compelled to stay with, clutching on to the mainsheet for thoughtful, intelligent travels all the way through the last few frames.”
Dany Margolis, Back Stage West

Read the full review here: http://www.backstage.com/bso/reviews-movie-tv-reviews/sailcloth-1005875952.story

The UK’s Telegraph calls Adalsteins Sailcoth “a visual delight”

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on January 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

Martin Chilton from the UK’s Daily Telegraph recently reviewed Elfar Adalsteins Saicloth (starring John Hurt) and said: ‎”The film is entirely dependent on visual storytelling – and that is done majestically. And as cinema, it is a visual delight.” Martin Chilton – The Telegraph

Read the full article and John Hurt’s interview: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/9020666/John-Hurt-Your-life-is-your-own-property.html

John Hurt and Elfar Adalsteins talk Sailcloth with The LA Times

In Sailcloth on January 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

John Hurt and Director Elfar Adalsteins talk to The LA Times about the Oscar shortlisted film Sailcloth

Read more here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/01/oscars-short-films-sailcloth-john-hurt.html

 

The Wall Street Journal reviews Sailcloth by Elfar Adalsteins

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on December 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Barbara Chai of The Wall Street Journal’s reviewed Sailcloth and says; “Though the film is short and void of dialogue, it manages to convey as much depth and poignant contrast as a full-length feature”.

Read the full article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/18/john-hurt-conveys-a-mans-voyage-without-words-in-sailcloth/

John Hurt also took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the wonderful film that he stars in ‘Sailcloth’.  This one of a kind film  was directed and written by Elfar Adalsteins and has also been shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.

Congratulations to our client Director Elfar Aldensteins for making the shortlist for the 2012 Oscars!

In Academy Awards, Sailcloth on December 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

We are excited to announce that ‘Saicloth’ starring John Hurt and directed by the talented Elfar Adalsteins has been selected in the last 10 for the 2012 Academy Awards shortlist.  Congratulations Elfar!!!

“Sailcloth starring John Hurt is as intriguing as the latest Hollywood Blockbuster” – Filmslate Magazine

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, John Hurt, Sailcloth on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm
“Sailcloth, written and directed by Elfar Adalsteins and starring the legendary John Hurt (“Elephant Man,” “Alien,” “V for Vendetta”) is a visually stunning, silent short that is as intriguing as the latest Hollywood blockbuster.” - Jamie Paszko, Filmslate Magazine.
John Hurt also talks to Film Slate Magazine about Sailcloth and says “Elfar Adalsteins, the director, is bound to be a director we’ll hear from”.

Reviews of Sailcloth starring John Hurt, Directed by Elfar Adalsteins

In John Hurt, Sailcloth on December 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

The heartfelt film ‘Sailcloth’ created and directed by Elfar Adalsteins is already award winning by taking the ‘Grand Jury Prize’ at the Rhode Island Film Festival to a standing ovation. It has also been selected as a 2012 Academy Short Film Award candidate.

Sailcloth shares the poignant story of an elderly widower (John Hurt) as he sets in motion a series of events to hide his disappearance from a nursing home. After gathering necessities he heads to the local pier where a beloved companion awaits him – ready for their last great journey.

This wonderful film is eligible for consideration in the upcoming 84th Academy Awards.

 

 

 

“Hurt’s silent performance is a masterclass in wistful determination and gently shifting expression, while Karl Oskarsson’s imagery and Richard Cottle’s score perfectly complement the delicacy and poignancy of Adalsteins’s direction. A little gem.” – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

“Beautifully shot and with a star performance from John Hurt, Elfar Adalsteins’ short film Sailcloth could be sailing its way to the Oscars”. – Sarah Cooper, Screen Daily

“Sailcloth: John Hurt’s silent sea adventure.” - Tim Masters, BBC News

“For a film that has no words, it surely says a lot. Dialogue has been replaced with expressive acting and sounds, a testimony to the director (Elfar Adalsteins), the actor (John Hurt) and the composer (Richard Cottle). A must see short film that has genuinely struck at the heart.” - Darren Cheers, Huffington Post

“Sailcloth is a wonderfully tight little movie that unlike most short films actually moves.  Warm, poignant and ultimately uplifting, Sailcloth may just prove to be the little film that could this awards season.” - David Watson, Filmjuice

“Sailcloth is a ’tissues-at-the-ready’ inspirational tale. Hurt’s performance is most remarkable.  The film’s emotional pull is such that it’s already made the long list of nominees for the shorts category at next year’s Academy Awards. Expect it to have made the short list before the year is out.” – Timothy E Raw,  DVD Outsider

“Adalsteins’ direction is assured and commands a steady, deft grip on a beautifully melodic film, he has managed to give us an understated but defiant encapsulation of the triumph of the human spirit, all in the space of just 20 short minutes.” – Jean Lynch, Up-Close Film

Close-Up Film’s Review of Sailcloth starring John Hurt

In Sailcloth on December 2, 2011 at 11:22 am

“Adalsteins’ direction is assured and commands a steady, deft grip on a beautifully melodic film, in a tale that’s poignant but never maudlin, dealing with loss in a manner that’s positive and inspiring, and all the time keeping the audience with the characters.  It’s nicely paced and blends seamlessly with the mellifluous imagery of the Cornish coast and a haunting score from composer Richard Cottle.  Most of all, Adalsteins has managed to give us an understated but defiant encapsulation of the triumph of the human spirit, all in the space of just 20 short minutes.” – Jean Lynch – Up-Close Film

The BBC’s Tim Masters talks to actor John Hurt and director Elfar Adalsteins about Sailcloth

In Sailcloth on November 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

The BBC’s Tim Masters talks to John Hurt and director Elfar Adalsteins about ‘Sailcloth’. Adalsteins says “it’s fantasy casting gone right”, while Actor John Hurt talks about his non-dialogue role in short film Sailcloth, and why cinema needs to get over its obsession with book adaptations.

Read the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15755781

Empire Magazine Reviews Sailcroft Starring John Hurt

In Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on October 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Empire’s David Parkinson says of Sailcloth starring two time Academy nominee John Hurt and directed by Elfar Adalsteins:

“Hurt’s silent performance is a masterclass in wistful determination and gently shifting expression, while Karl Oskarsson’s imagery and Richard Cottle’s score perfectly complement the delicacy and poignancy of Adalsteins’s direction. A little gem.”



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