This is My Father


After a lonely schoolteacher assigns his class an essay about their roots, he realises and is tormented by the fact that he never knew his father. He then decides to head for Ireland in a bid to uncover the hidden realities of his ailing mother's past. His main clue: a love letter addressed to his mother by a man whom he does not know. There he learns the tragic story of how and why his mother left Ireland to settle in America.

119 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Romance
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Credits

Cast
Aidin Quinn, James Caan, Stephan Rea, John Cusack, Moya Farrelly, Jacob Tierney
Director
Paul Quinn
ScreenplayPaul Quinn
MusicDonal Lunny
CinematographyDeclan Quinn
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1998
Produced byHummingbird Communications LTD, Filmline International Inc

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
15
The Star
Jay Carr
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
10
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
10
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzenberg
8
Rough Cut
Brian Sites
11

What the People say

Internet
69 Netizens
14

Average .. 54%

11

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A touching story which I found very worthwhile, even if the American critics did not like it. The plot structure reminded me of Titanic. Likewise, in both films, disaster comes from blind faith -- either in technology or superstition.






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