My Sailor, My Love


The Main 1 Fri, Apr 14, 2023 1:15 PM
The Main 1 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 1:10 PM
The Main 1 Thu, Apr 20, 2023 4:15 PM
The Main 1 Sun, Apr 30, 2023 2:00 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Midnight Sun
Release Year:2022
Runtime:103 min
Print Source:Music Box Films
Family Drama
Best of Fest
Director:Klaus Härö
Producer:Kaarle Aho
David Collins
Kai Nordberg
Cinematographer:Robert Nordström
Screenwriter:Jimmy Karlsson
Kirsi Vikman
Editor:Philippe Ravoet
Composer:Michelino Bisceglia
Principal Cast:James Cosmo
Brid Brennan. Catherine Walker


Best of Fest Encore Screening

April 14th at 1:15pm:
Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC) will host a post-screening discussion led by Natalie Nugent O’Shea and Cultural Fluency Initiative’s Beck Lee.

Filmed on the same picturesque Irish island as The Banshees of Inisherin, this poignant late-life romance provides a delicate look at the family dynamics of flawed patriarch Howard (James Cosmo), a ship’s captain who was distant (literally and figuratively) from his loved ones. Now retired and a curmudgeonly widower, the captain unexpectedly finds a life-enhancing connection with a comely widow (Brid Brennan), only to have it threatened by his resentful adult daughter (Catherine Walker). In his Finland-set films such as Letters to Father Jacob and Mother of Mine, Härö showed that he knew how to create a dramatic tear-jerker without being maudlin. The same holds true for My Sailor, My Love. Be warned: the heartfelt story, convincing chemistry between two leads and emotional redemption of a man mired in hurt, fear, and shame will have the audience reaching for their tissues. Winner, Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival –Alissa Simon

Director Biography

Klaus Härö was born in Porvoo, Finland in 1971 and is the recipient of the 2003 Ingmar Bergman Award, selected by Bergman himself. His films include The Fencer (2015) and One Last Deal (2018), both of which appeared at MSPIFF, and Life After Death (2020).