By Jake Gavin
Country: United Kingdom
Original title: Hector
Casting: Peter Mullan, Gina Mckee, Stephen Tompkinson
Production year: 2015
Production company: Victor Productions Ltd
Hector McAdam is embarking on his annual journey from Scotland to a warm refuge in London, where comrades, Christmas cheer and a turkey dinner await him. But, aware this might be his last epic journey, Hector opts for some paths not taken in years to reconnect with his past and reunite with those he left behind.
Life without a home isn’t easy but Hector is resilient, accepting of people, and life, as they come. He meets with friendship and kindness, disappointment and cruelty, discomfort and joy.
His cross country odyssey brings chance encounters, companions old and new who need his support as much as he needs theirs, and stirs up memories, resentments, regrets and fresh hope for the future.
Edinburgh IFF 2015 – Competition
Film by the Sea FF 2015
Athens IFF 2015 – International Competitive Section
Dunoon FF 2015 – Opening Film
Haifa IFF 2015 – Panorama Section
Chicago IFF 2015 – New Director’s Competition
Sao Paulo IFF 2015 – New Filmmakers Competition
Seminci Valladolid 2015
Mumbai IFF 2015 – World Cinema Section
Festival du Film Anglais et Irlandais d’Ajaccio 2015 – Best Actor Award for Peter Mullan
AFI EU Film Showcase 2015
Lecce IFF 2016 – Audience & Best Actor Awards
Detour Travel FF 2016 – International Competition – Audience Award