The second in Indy Film Fest's Spring Film Series, Tyrannosaur was named both a Special Jury Prize winner at Sundance and the Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards.
About the film: TYRANNOSAUR follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair are brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph’s potential saviour, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops Hannah’s own secrets are revealed — her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive — and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succor and comfort. dir. Paddy Considine / UK 2011 / Color / 91 min / in English
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"Like a bruise, black and blue and more deeply felt than it initially seems."
-William Goss, Film.com
"Propelled by male rage but softened by Considine's big-hearted understanding of his characters, this bruising slice of urban life rewards our patience."
-Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"This is an intense exploration of the corrosive effects of human violence. And its eventual glimmer of redemption is entirely earned, not artificial or consoling."
-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
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Indianapolis International Film Festival
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