FUR­THER BE­YOND

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★★★★

Di­rected by Chris­tine Molloy, Joe Lawlor. Star­ring Alan How­ley, Jose Miguel Jimenez,

Denise Gough Molloy and Lawlor, the Dublin duo who trade as Des­per­ate Op­ti­mists, have set them­selves the task of mak­ing a film on Am­brose O’Hig­gins, the 18th-cen­tury Ir­ish­man who be­came cap­tain gen­eral of Chile. But they don’t much fancy the idea of the biopic. So they de­con­struct the timeline. They give the voiceover artists dis­rup­tive di­a­logue. And so on. The re­sult is a play­ful film that rev­els in frus­trat­ing ex­pec­ta­tions. Beau­ti­fully made as ever from this team. Club, lim re­lease, 97 min

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