There are some films that stay with you long after the festival is over. Hunger is most definitely one of those films. Steve McQueen takes us into a gallery of pain where the walls are covered in art painted with human waste. It is always difficult to watch men at their lowest, and the guards at the Maze managed to separate themselves from their humanity so completely that it is truly chilling.
After having a few hours to digest it I realized that we are never told the specific crimes of most of the inmates. And it shouldn’t matter-because there is no crime that should result in the punishment the inmates endure.
Dark, horrific and the most beautiful ugly movie I have ever seen.