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Steve McQueen

Q&A with the director of Hunger

Mar 27, 2009

When a director has shot a 17-minute debate between a prisoner and a Catholic priest in an epic single take, as English artist Steve McQueen did for the centerpiece of his feature-length debut Hunger, it’s only fitting that he would want to challenge you during a conversation.
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Reviews

Shame

Directed by Steve McQueen; Starring: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan

Dec 02, 2011

In English director Steve McQueen’s second feature film, co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan, Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a well-to-do New Yorker whose looks, stylish wardrobe, and piercing stare can, we’re led to believe, bring pretty women to near ecstasy on the subway. The catch is that Brandon is a sex addict who collects porn and can’t maintain relationships with women. More

Hunger Blu-ray/DVD

Directed by Steve McQueen; Written by Steve McQueen and Enda Walsh; Starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham

Apr 23, 2010

“Let’s be quiet,” Hunger director Steve McQueen says, raising his index finger to his lips during a video interview. “Let’s shut up and just look, observe, before one makes a judgment of anything.” At that moment in the interviewincluded as a special feature on this Criterion releaseMcQueen is explaining his decision to abandon dialogue throughout much of his impressive and sometimes disorienting debut feature, which depicts the disturbing events leading up to the starvation and death of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in the Maze Prison outside of Belfast, Ireland in 1981. More