Idealism and cynicism clash on the road in Africa. Simon (Andrew Simpson), a young Irishman, is travelling across the continent to get to his doctor girlfriend in Mozambique. Stuck in Malawi, he hitches a ride with a nomadic older couple Casper (Derek de Lint) and Kate (Belinda Stewart-Wilson). Without wishing it, Simon becomes embroiled in their complicated history. Their dark psychological relationship becomes infecting.
'All That Way For Love' is a perceptive examination of the character of travellers; nomadic westerners who can't or won't put down roots. The film explores the complexities of human sexual relationships and the bonds between people. Set against the stunning backdrop of East Africa, 'All That Way For Love' is a beautiful tragic thriller.
Belinda Stewart-Wilson (The Inbetweeners) plays the intriguing and seductive Kate. Andrew Simpson (Notes On A Scandal) captures the naivety and idealism of Simon. And veteran actor, Derek de Lint (Black Book, Deep Impact) portrays the powerful and troubled Casper.
Shot entirely on location in Kenya; it's been shown at film festivals all over the world. It premiered by opening the LA Shorts Fest, at Tribeca Film Festival it was named by CBS New York as one of the top 5 films to see at the festival and it won best actor for Andrew Simpson at The Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Bristol-based film reviewer Jonathan Bygraves described seeing it at Encounters Film Festival:
"Henry Mason's superbly realized All That Way For Love (2011) also sees a character forced to face up to the realities of modern global problems. Simon, a young and idealistic Irishman travelling through remotest Africa, is on his way to meet up with his girlfriend when he manages to thumb a lift from a pair of fellow Westerners. While along with them, he becomes entangled in their violent, disintegrating marriage, triggering events which will have to make him reconsider the nature of his own relationship. Skilfully combining both a commentary on the collapse of the Western colonial experience, and more universally on the way time wears away at the parameters of human intimacy, this is one of the festival's very best."
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