Rave reviews for ALL OF THIS UNREAL TIME at Manchester International Festival

ALL OF THIS UNREAL TIME, the short film written by Max Porter and starring Cillian Murphy, has received rave reviews across the board following its premiere at Manchester International Festival last weekend.

The Guardian called the film “exquisitely intense”, adding that “Porter’s prose is recognisably strange and beautiful. His novels have played with the way sound works on the page. Here, you can feel the delight in writing to be read aloud.” The review also lauds the soundtrack by Jon Hopkins, Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner as “sublime”. You can read the full review here.

The Guardian also published an interview with Max and Cillian, which you can read here.

The New York Times called the film the “strongest performance piece” at the festival, describing it as “a strange and wonderful assemblage of narrative, reflection, soliloquy, myth and poetry”, as well as a “riveting, genuinely immersive journey that — like all good art — keeps the possibilities for meaning entirely open.” To read the full review, please click here.