Saturday, 10 April 2010
My Little Eye and Snowcake- Meeting the Director
'He stops for one second and he's totally overwhelmed by how big the world is and how small and unimportant he is. And as he turns around, we see his face look to the sky. And he says, very quietly, so that no one can hear him: "Dazlious". '
-Linda Freeman (Sigourney Weaver), Snow Cake
I've just skimmed through the TV guide to notice that the nerve-jangling thriller My Little Eye is on ITV1. I'm watching and typing- I've got the mirror next to my monitor so it reflects the TV behind me.
When are we talking here...? I think it was 2006 when I met the film's director, Marc Evans. The Scotsman was a guest at the screening of his then-new film, Snowcake, at Manchester's Cornerhouse Theatre. Snowcake stars Sigourney Weaver as an autistic mother who takes traveller Alan Rickman under her wing after he is in a devastating car crash. It's a real tear jerker and a world away from the claustrophobic tension of My Little Eye. I recommend both movies.
After the screening, I found Mr. Evans in the bar downstairs. He signed my Snowcake flyer that I picked up in reception. He also signed the leaflet that came inside the My Little Eye DVD; I thought I'd bring it just for the signature. The leaflet is back in the DVD and safe on the shelf.
Check these films out if you haven't already. Much respect to Marc Evans.