2013 FILM DIARY
Film no. 145
1979 - THE TIN DRUM [ Part of the Palm d’Or Challenge ]
(DIE BLECHTROMMEL - WEST GERMANY)
- Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Oskar decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II.
An extraordinary film packed with brilliant symbolism. David Bennent’s portrayal of Oskar is one of the cinema’s great child performances.