Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman, travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. He moves in with his estranged son Rory, as he sees his life getting transformed through a newfound bond with his baby grandson.
"The Harimaya Bridge" is an exceptionally well-conceived, impeccably written and brilliantly directed piece of cinematic excellence.
At the core, "The Harimaya Bridge" is about choices, impact and love.
There are many things to appreciate (and learn from) about this film; from the directing, to the cinematography, to the writing.
Writer-director-producer Aaron Woolfolk's direction and keen eye for dialogue reminds me of John Sayles' masterpiece "Lonestar."
"The Harimaya Bridge" is incredibly smart and sharply-written with just the proper amount of precision required without being superfluous.
Mr. Woolfolk has also produced a picture-perfect and stellar cast.
What's witnessed, is a birds-eye view of everyday people, in everyday life, and how they cope with its travels and travails.
Like a fine piece of Egyptian fabric, Mr. Woolfolk has carefully interwoven the story lines at a steady pace that kept me extremely interested - so much so that when it was over, I wanted more.
Any student of writing, directing or producing will appreciate this film and, like myself, will use it as a guideline and blueprint for what future directors (and writers) should (and need) to aspire to.
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