After the recent news that The Irishman will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival this year, we now get a teaser trailer that reminds us why Scorsese is a world-class director. In the brief two minutes that we get, already there is evidence of fantastic camera work and enough tension to crack open a ceiling (aided by the soundscape of course).
The Irishman is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The main cast of Joe Pesci, who plays mob boss Russell Bufalino, Al Pacino as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert De Niro as their right-hand man Frank Sheeran, is just an absolute dream. All of them in a movie together, with Scorsese behind the camera, is just unbeatable odds – the movie will most certainly blow our socks off. Kent Jones, the New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, said that The Irishman is “the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that [he has] seen very rarely in [his] lifetime”. With praise like this, it is clear why the film was chosen for the opening night of the festival.
The New York Film Festival begins on September 27, 2019. The Irishman will have its run in select theatres later on, before streaming on Netflix. The release date for the movie’s appearance on Netflix hasn’t been announced yet, so we will need to keep our eyes peeled for any new information. Netflix hit the jackpot last year with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, and it’s looking like The Irishman will be their Oscar contender this year.
Will you be watching it on the big or small screen? Whatever you decide, it’s going to be a fantastic experience either way.