My Sailor, My Love (2023)
Director: Klaus Härö Run Time: 103 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Aidan O'Hare, Brid Brennan, Catherine Walker, James Cosmo, Nora-Jane Noone
Country: Finland, Ireland
About the film:
World Premiere, 2023 Toronto Film Festival
International Narrative Competition winner, 2023 Cleveland Film Festival
Howard is a widowed sailor living alone on the coast of Ireland and struggling to care for himself. His daughter, Grace, hires Annie to help out around the house. Though Howard initially rejects this imposition, Annie’s charm and gentle care win him over, and the two fall in love.
“an alternately fraught and romantic tale… Prepare to be moved.”
—Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail
Annie’s large and loving family welcomes Howard into their lives, but these new relationships only serve to illuminate the depth of pain and hurt between Howard and Grace, who is facing challenges of her own. Grace’s resentment tears at Howard and Annie’s otherwise idyllic seaside love story. This windswept drama deftly balances a universal family saga with a tender and timeless romance.
About the filmmaker:
Klaus Härö is one of his country’s most beloved filmmakers. His wide acclaim is based on films that are as emotionally charged as they are visually beautiful. His films have won more than 60 prizes at festivals all over the world including the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the prestigious Ingmar Bergman prize, the winner of which was chosen by Ingmar Bergman himself. Four of Härö’s features have been selected as the official Finnish entries to the Academy Awards, including Elina: As If I Wasn’t There (2002), Mother of Mine (2005), Letters to Father Jacob (2009), and The Fencer (2015), which made the shortlist but was not nominated. His other acclaimed features include The New Man (2007), Life After Death (2020), and One Last Deal (2018). His most recent film, My Sailor, My Love (2023) is his English language debut.See our upcoming films