Thursday, June 19, 2008

From the Film Festival - The Visitor

Last night I saw the Visitor a US film about a college professor who returns to New York after an absence to find a young couple living in his apartment.

The film tells the story of the relationship that builds between the professor and this couple. I don't want to give to much away, but the film takes a story of redemption and also highlights the current human injustices in the detention of illegal immigrants in the US. This is a gentle and completely engaging film one of the best softer films I have seen at the festival. Definitely worth checking out.

I particularly love the focus is not on the detention but about the people and their reactions both emotionally and intellectually to it.

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