Ok! It's time for my movie pick this week. I've checked and this one is definitely available on Netflix.
I hope you'll watch it with me - it really is a beautifully surprising and profound movie directed by New Zealand's Vincent Ward
. It's a Australia/UK/Canada/Franc
e co-production and was written by one of Australia's best playwrights and screenwriters, Louis Nowra
. Map of the Human Heart Movie Review (1993) | Roger Ebert
"Map of the Human Heart" tells a soaring story of human adventure - adventure of the best kind, based not on violence, but on an amazing personal journey. It is incredible sometimes what distances can be traveled in a single human life, and this is a movie about a man who could not have imagined his end in his beginning.
The story begins in the 1930s in the Arctic, where a young Eskimo boy is fascinated by the map-making activities of a visiting British cartographer named Russell (Patrick Bergin). The boy is named Avik (played as a boy by Robert Joamie, and as a man by Jason Scott Lee). Because Avik says "Holy Boy!" when he means "Holy Cow!" he comes to be known as Holy Boy in the movie.
Again, we'll start a review page next Monday but you should also feel free to comment on this post. I'd love to see some discussion get going here.