Running into love
Oscar-nominated short film director Green’s debut feature, set in an opaquely misted Ireland, follows the return home of stroke victim Conor (MacLiam). Efforts at rehabilitation, spearheaded by his exuberant wife Vanetia (Peake) are being methodically monitored from the guest bedroom by American medical researcher Ted (Forte). Nuanced performances from the three leads and a script that reinvents a series of stock situations (death and sexuality) have produced a small gem of a film from the emerald isle.
Run and Jump (Voll und ganz und mittendrin) | Directed by Steph Green (Ireland, Germany 2013) with Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte. Starts September 5