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I was swept away by this short story about a grief stricken father who renews his faith in life through a chance encounter with an orphan.
The opening scenes and score whisked me away to an isolated beautiful island, the choice of escape for a rich financier destroyed by loss. His work as a lighthouse keeper provides a wonderful setting, poignantly connected to the way he lost his family.
James Nesbitt is challenged by the role and delivers one of this best performances.
The unexpected arrival of an ethereal young girl with magical skills and a joie de vivre brings a conflict for Nesbitt, between his peaceful solitary existence and the benefits of childish company. I found myself at times wondering whether or not this child is a figment of his imagination.
Charming little film about tragedy and hope.
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