6 August 2014

Ten Thousand Days

If you think that your family is cursed then spare a thought for the Duncan clan. Five generations of the male line have died on their ten thousandth day and now it’s Darby’s turn.  At least he has company, however.  He meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin (guess when he died) and could it be something called love at first sight?

You will have to watch to find out but this is a short film with a rich (but dark) comic seam and more than a few laugh out loud moments.  This may sound weird but Ten Thousand Days gave me the impression of being the illegitimate child of Monty Python (circa Holy Grail or even Palin’s Ripping Yarns era), a Quentin Tarantino movie (circa Kill Bill) and perhaps a pinch of a young Richard Curtis thrown in, script wise.  Look, read the news, anything can have three parents these days... Or perhaps it’s just me having a slightly odd Sunday afternoon momento mayor.  Either way I do believe you will thoroughly enjoy Ten Thousand Days – but watch out for the magpies.

The movie stars Morgana O'Reilly as Arabella and Benedict Wall as Darby Duncan.  It was written and directed by Michael Duignan.