GOD’S CREATURES – Review by Nadine Whitney

God’s Creatures is akin to a Greek Tragedy relocated to a contemporary Irish fishing village. From the first frame of the film, we are steeped in foreboding which is added to by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans’ strident score that is reminiscent of a Greek chorus in its use of stark strings, percussion, and a chorus of women throat singing. The unnamed village is not a postcard version of the Irish coast, instead it is dark and forbidding. A tight-knit community that is bound together by the whims of the sea and the grind of trying to make some kind of a living doing back breaking work.

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