An unfortunate turn of events presents Edith “Edie” Moore (Sheila Hancock) with the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: climb the oddly-shaped, barely accessible Scottish mountain that she and her late father only ever dreamt of climbing. However, being a mere 83 years young means Edie’s ascension to the summit is a meaner feat than for most. Director Simon Hunter’s film features a vibrant, lively central performance set perfectly against the awesome, blooming Scottish Highlands. One for adventurers and aspiring adventurers alike!
Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars’ new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor (Patricia Clarkson), his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion. A touching comedy drama gleefully portraying a community’s capacity for acceptance.
This film fictionalises the story of Vincent van Gogh’s final, tragic days, The Polish production was filmed using human actors but then hand-painted, painstakingly, by a team of over 100 artists.