Skellig: The Owl Man – a beautiful film for adults & children alike (a film with Tim Roth)
Skellig: The Owl Man – A beautiful and wondrous film for those (both children & adults) who sense non-ordinary reality and are unafraid to explore and embrace it. (See its website pages/official trailer below.)
Faith, hope, grace, compassion,…love – in the midst of cynicism, sorrow, despair…fear. Such is life, such is the story in the film Skellig: The Owl Man.
Based upon David Almond’s children’s novel, the film stars Tim Roth as the eccentric reclusive unusual being (with a penchant for brown ale) encountered by young Michael (played by Bill Milner) and later by Michael’s friend Mina (played by Skye Bennett ).
Roth again shines in another outstanding performance, so much so that his few, be they a bit hostile/grumpy at times to very telling and thoughtful, spoken lines seem to come straight from him – with his most perfect shining moments in the film a beauty to behold.
This is a tale of your life – no matter your age. Differing circumstances, yes, but nonetheless the truths remain the same. There is light despite what feels like a smothering darkness which if allowed to take hold within the soul leads ultimately to death. That light, however, brings renewal, new life. And once given, one receives more light.
Much wisdom is found in this story, much discovery of love and all its inspiring wonders to perform.
I shall not comment upon the drama, as I wish not to detract from your viewing of it. I find it to be a rare happening when a film intended for families is so well-made as to be thoughtful and inspiring for both child and adult alike.
Suffice to say, I highly recommend this film!
Here is its website on SkyOne: http://www.skyoneonline.co.uk/skellig/
and its page and official trailer at Image Entertainment:http://www.image-entertainment.com/product/skellig-the-owl-man/90bf2c26-7d10-4477-8916-9d3301073e46