By Don Simpson | April 2, 2012
Strand Releasing is releasing writer-director Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur on DVD in the United States on April 3, 2012. The DVD release features audio commentary by Considine, deleted scenes, and Considine’s short film Dog Altogether (which inspired Tyrannosaur).
Writer/Director: Paddy Considine
Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Samuel Bottomley
Writer-director Paddy Considine’s use of long takes allows for the audience’s focus to remain on the characters — specifically Peter Mullan in his best role since Ken Loach’s My Name is Joe (1998) — while utilizing a gritty, kitchen-sink lens to showcase a pessimistic worldview of gender-warfare and working-class miserablism that is grounded in unemployment and alcoholism. In Considine’s eyes, Leeds is a working-class suburban hell where all women, children and canines must cower at the ever-present fist of masculine fury. A brutal and godless cast of men they are, as no male in Tyrannosaur is left untainted by the sheer senselessness of masculine violence.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Directing Award (World Cinema – Dramatic)
Special Jury Prize (Dramatic)
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2011
Best British Independent Film
Best Debut Director: Paddy Considine
Best Actress: Olivia Colman
BAFTA AWARDS 2012
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
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