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Rory’s Way

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“There’s a sweet love story nestled within this...comedy drama. Rosanna Arquette’s game attempts to parrot [Rory’s] Gaelic...are strangely charming”

The Observer (UK)

Rory MacNeil (Brian Cox) is a rough-hewn and not particularly agreeable Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island home to travel to California for medical treatment.

In San Francisco, Rory moves into the home of his estranged son Ian (JJ Feild), Ian’s wife Emily (Thora Birch) and their baby boy. At a confronting time in his unapologetically selfish life, Rory MacNeil may yet have time to live up to his boast that “a man in a kilt is a man and a half”. Rosanna Arquette, Tim Mathieson and Treat Williams feature in an excellent supporting cast.  

Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, Montreal World Film Festival.