Hallam Foe is different. And I mean both the character and the film itself. It is beautiful and strange story. Brilliant performance by Jamie Bell. Billy Elliot, anyone? Now, don’t be expecting men in tights though. And it’s nothing like Billie Elliot, apart from just as, or even more, worth watching. And while we’re still talking about Jamie Bell, have you heard of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn? And who do you think might be one director that always seems to get the box office hit right? Steven Spielberg. And it would of course be Steven Spielberg that has directed the Tintin film. I’m not saying it’s any good, I’ve not even seen the trailer. But Hallam Foe and Jamie Bell’s performance as Hallam Foe and Billy Elliot were great.
On top of Jamie, there’s a fairly touching supporting role by Ciarán Hinds and a few others. This is a nice little indie gem. Quirky and disturbing, I read somewhere. I’d say so. From the word go.