One of the best movies Imbi and I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor. (McCarthy was responsible for The Station Agent – another indy favourite.) Gareth Higgins has a film podcast coming up where he discusses The Visitor – but he says enough here to tell you how much he liked the film. I would concur with his statement that it “might still end up being the most engaging film I’ve seen all year.“
Make a point of listening to Gareth’s podcast if you can – but you must see The Visitor. You might also want to check out the always informative and entertaining Kindlings Muse’ Dick Staub and his film critic crew on this podcast – where The Visitor is discussed along with Wall-E, Iron Man and other films.
See the trailer below. (The Visitor starts off slow but ends with an emotional punch.)