access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Way, The (2010)
Director Emilio Estevez
After the sudden death of his globe-trekking son Daniel (Estevez), Tom (Sheen) flies to the Pyrenees to collect his body. But he spontaneously decides to complete Daniel’s journey, scattering his son’s ashes along the 800km Way Of St. James, a pilgrim’s path which becomes a life-changing experience. En route he attracts a band of inescapable companions, each with a tale to tell, including an exuberant, wining and dining, dope-smoking Dutchman (delightful Yorick Van Wageningen), a bitter Canadian (affecting Deborah Kara Unger) and a talkative Irish author (James Nesbitt) with writer’s block. And although it is sedately paced (it is a long walk, after all), Sheen’s subtle performance — surly, uptight, cautiously poignant — builds in emotional impact, prompting one’s own reflections on the journey of life. Gentle, likable and profoundly touching, it makes you want to dig out the hiking boots and make the same journey. - Empire Magazine
Running Time 128m
Emilio Estevez was born in New York City. In the early eighties he began a successful acting career, appearing in films such as The Outsiders (83), Repo Man (84), The Breakfast Club (85), Stakeout (87) and Young Guns (88). He made his feature debut as writer-director with Wisdom (85) and has subsequently directed episodes of several television programmes and feature films, including Men at Work (90), The War at Home (96), and Bobby (06), which screened at the Festival. The Way (10) is his latest feature film.