- THE RUNWAY
- 2010, Ian Power
- Ireland/Luxembourg, 101 min.
- With Demián Bichir, Kerry Condon
Winner of the Galway Film Festival’s Best Irish Feature, and inspired by an actual 1983 event, THE RUNWAY tells a zany, stranger-than-fiction story of what happens in a rural Irish town when a Latin American pilot lands his crippled plane in a cow pasture. The pilot Ernesto (Bichir, Oscar-nominated this year for A BETTER LIFE) is not the romantic hero he seems to nine-year-old Paco, a lonely boy in search of a father figure, but pidgin Spanish and a heaping helping of imagination weave a legend that the sleepy community buys into with gusto. Special advance screening courtesy of Olive Films. In English. HDCAM video. (BS)