Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, 2017, 16+
Director: Rebecca Daly (guest of the festival)
Starring: Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann, Clara Rugaard
Running time: 1h 41min
Subtle and brilliantly realized parable by Rebecca Daly. A teenage stranger welcomed into a household in an isolated Catholic village gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be supernatural powers.
Rebecca Daly has taken a prominent place among the Irish directors in the recent years. Her first feature, ‘The Other Side of Sleep’ was a hit at Cannes in 2011, with ‘Mammal’ having a good festival rotation, including the Moscow International Film Festival, starring Barry Keogh as a lead actor for the first time in his career. Rebecca’s new thought-provoking feature ‘Good Favour’ will have a Russian premiere at the Moscow Irish Film Festival.
Note from the programmer: I saw the film a year ago and only programmed it for 2019 as I caught myself on a few occasions thinking about it. The visual aesthetics, the enigmatic plot – it still haunts me. I hope you take your chance to see ‘Good Favour’ at the festival and participate in the discussion of a variety of topics presented in the film – from faith and loyalty to immigration. Aside from that, this truly international project is well worth checking for the professionals who want to make their statement in independent film.
Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.