Keswick Film Festival

In America

Director: Jim Sheridan Country: UK/Ireland
Cert: 15 Year: 2002 Length: 105 minsLanguage: English
2004 Festival
In America

Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou
Two of the most explosive young talents working on the screen, Morton and Considine, unite to star in the semi-autobiographical fairytale of New York from Oscar nominee Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot). Reeling from the death of their infant son, an Irish family relocate to Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, where they struggle to establish themselves. Intimately told by their 11year old daughter Christy (Sarah Bolger), a child wise beyond her years, this is a funny, heartfelt and humane comedy-drama, blessed by magnificent performances from the actors and devoid of the usual clichés. It is sentimental but never mawkish and at times quietly profound.
Nominated Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, BIFA

Critics

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Capable of portraying subtle simplicity and intimate emotional strength.. .a story inspired by truth
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David Trier, Movie-Vault.com







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