This film weaves together numerous poignant stories of loss and the search for belonging into a tapestry of the human experience. Keelta, a young Irish woman, leaves home to build a new life for herself on the road where Billy, the old Irish labourer, is struggling to find a meaning to his life. Peggy, a 95 year old Jewish refugee from Vienna, and Brigitte, a German-born former air hostess, have both suffered bad husbands; whilst Iqbal, an unassuming Indian hotel concierge awaits the arrival of his wife from Kashmir. This is a film that forces us to recognise the struggles and preoccupations of its characters as our own.
BFI London Film Festival 2012