Review: A 35-year-old window cleaner, learns he only has months left to live. He has dedicated his life to raising his young son on his own. It is now his job to search for the perfect replacement family.
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Actors: James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins, Valene Kane, Keith McErlean, Sean Sloan, Siobhan McSweeney, Chris Corrigan, Niamh McGrady, Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Nigel O’Neill, Mark Asante, Bernadette Brown, Caolan Byrne and Roisin Gallagher
Based on a true story. I thought this was a rather unusual film. I have to say that I really enjoyed this. I thought it was a very brave film to make and handled rather sensitively considering its subject matter. The themes in this are death, loss and what the family values are and mean. It is lovely to see a film about a normal working-class dad struggling to earn an income and look after his son on his own. I loved both James Norton’s and Daniel Lamont’s performances. I thought they were both totally convincing and very much true to life. I never once thought that they were acting. This is Daniel Lamont’s acting debut. I liked the fact that they didn’t linger too long on each scene and that they kept it moving so you didn’t get bored. I found this film to be very emotional. I think this film deserves to be better known and appreciated. For me it was reminiscent of some of Ken Loach’s work.