Filmfestivalen 2017

Filmfestivalen 2017

Denial - Holocourt by Mick Jackson, GBR 2016

GALAPosted by Martin 2017-02-01 22:57:46

In these times of so-called alternative facts, it's important to remember that fact deniers have been around forever. Be it gravity, spherical earth, evolution or climate change they deny, staunch opposers of scientific inquiry have been, and still are, a stain on humanity. Perhaps none more despicable than the Holocaust denier. Timothy Spall shines as the reality denier, even giving him a slight ounce of humanity, thereby making him even more of an arsehole, as he otherwise would have been pure evil of the kind that actually doesn't exist in this world. The rest of the cast do a great job as well, especially Tom Wilkinson. Rachel Weisz is good as always, but I'm not sure about that supposed accent.

Denial deals with an extremely important issue. Filmwise, it's not much more than a well performed, well executed courtroom drama, but the subject at hand raises the grade half a notch.

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https://festival.giff.se/events/denial

www.imdb.com/title/tt4645330/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1