Neil Jordan about Michael Collins
Extracts from the film Michael Collins alternated with an interview with Neil Jordan about his main character and his role in the history of Ireland and guerrilla warfare at the international level.
The stunning career of Neil Jordan, Irish director born in 1950. First a author and scriptwriter for John Boorman for Excalibur (1981), from 1982 he created, between Great Britain and the United States, a composite and unclassifiable work from which the two great successes - The Company of Wolves (1984) and Interview with the vampire (1994) - show his richness and ambiguity.
If Jordan is more often attached to the cinema in genre in which he enjoys subverting and mixing codes, playing on psychoanalytic variations or disturbing psychologies (The Crying Game, 1992), the other part of his filmography, more formally academic, isn't lacking in interest either. Michael Collins, a historic film from 1996, Lion d'Or at the Mostra in Venice, picked up the torch of the national cause by painting a rigorous portrait of the hero of the Irish cause. But it is without a doubt Breakfast on Pluto (2005), not shown often enough and unjustly underestimated, that is the film resume of Jordan's work, provocative, eclectic and passionate.