The Visitor (2007)

The Very Best

8.1

Movie

United States of America
Arabic, English, French
Crime, Drama, Music
2007
ERAN KOLIRIN, TOM MCCARTHY
Bill McHenry, Danai Gurira, Haaz Sleiman
104 min

8.1

Garo H

What it's about

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

The take

This is a low-scale, intimate, almost minimalist movie that speaks volumes about the misconceptions that westerners have regarding the Middle-East. And the performance of Richard Jenkins is absolutely exceptional (earned him a nomination for the Oscars). He plays a professor who comes back to his New York apartment only to find two immigrants living in it. What a great role and what a great film.The Visitor is from the director of The Station Agent and very recently Spotlight, Tom McCarthy.

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This film allows a gentle peek of perspective into the lives of immigrants in our country in a most giving way. It also takes you on a journey of simple kindness with openness to its end.

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