Fools of Fortune
|Fools of Fortune|
|Directed by||Pat O'Connor|
|Written by||Michael Hirst
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Distributed by||Channel Four Films|
|22 June 1990|
|Country||Ireland and the United Kingdom|
Fools of Fortune is a 1990 Irish and British drama film directed by Pat O'Connor and starring Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Julie Christie, Catherine McFadden, Amy Joyce Hastings and Michael Kitchen. It depicts a Protestant family caught up in the conflict between the British Army and the IRA during the Irish War of Independence. It was filmed on location in Dublin, County Westmeath, Galway and at Ardmore Studios.
New York Times reviewer Vincent Canby described the film as "an ambitious mess, of interest only because of the chance to see [Julie] Christie, who becomes more and more tautly beautiful with the years, and [Mary Elizabeth] Mastrantonio, who is also beautiful and does an extremely credible upper-class English accent." The Washington Post described it as "a passionate, mystifyingly awkward bit of filmmaking".
The film went to VHS, but has not yet appeared on DVD. It has no Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes.
|This article related to a British film of the 1990s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|