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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

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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

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.

“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”.

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.”



Elfar Adalsteins ‘Sailcloth’ starring Oscar® nominee John Hurt, selected for ‘2012 Academy Short Film Award consideration’

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, John Hurt, Sailcloth on October 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

‘Sailcloth’ starring Oscar® nominee John Hurt, selected for ‘2012 Academy Short Film Award consideration’

Sailcloth shares the poignant story of an elderly widower (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.

Starring two time Academy Award nominee John Hurt

Directed, written and produced by Elfar Adalsteins

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/sailclothfilm