Intermission Poster

Note to self : Watch this film again one every other year.

So, I thought to turn insomnia into an opportunity to catch up on the films, I’ve been wanting to watch for a while now. To be honest most of turned out disappointing, but then I found my Irish film stash.

I always love watching non american or the modern-day term foreign films. It’s always amazing to see how different the direction and story lines get when you step out of  the Hollywood(ised) drama or the wanting to be too artsy indie films. Intermission is definitely one of them. The best thing about the film is how you lose track of the story line and you just laugh or enjoy the particular moment in the film. I think a whole hollywood film can be based on just the last quarter of the film well most hollywood films are based on the last quarter of this film to be honest.

But what truly makes this amazing is the build up to that bit, how you are introduced to characters and how slowly you understand them (or not) and how fun the whole journey is. It’s like Guy Ritchie in slow motion.

At the start the characters are introduced slowly and you go deep in the life of one (or two characters at the same time) and you forget what the last bit was , then after every quarter of the film all of them are connected with the same emotions and things start to make sense. It’s really something to be seen.

Such handy camera work, interesting yet simple plot but most importantly amazing acting and the special magic glue that kept it all together.


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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