"It's never too late to love"
A widower falls in love with his home aid. His middle-aged daughter does not approve the relationship. She feels like she’s loosing a father she never had.
My Sailor My Love is a heart-warming drama on timeless love and forgiveness by director Klaus Härö. Howard (James Cosmo), a retired sailor and widower, lives in a house by the sea. His adult daughter Grace (Catherine Walker) hires a carer for her father, a lady in her mature years, Annie (Bríd Brennan). Recluse and stubborn, Howard rejects Annie’s company, but eventually opens his heart and gives his final love a chance.
Grace has her own crisis to unravel and finds her father’s romance difficult. Her father’s new love reminds her of the affection she missed, as a child and now again as an adult. Annie must face the complex father-daughter relationship, while Howard and Grace must realise their own imperfections.
Klaus Härö is one of the most successful Finnish filmmakers. One of his latest films “The Fencer” (2015) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and shortlisted for an Oscar®. His first feature film “Elina” won the Crystal Bear in Berlin 2003 and Ingmar Bergman prize in Sweden 2004. He has directed six feature films. Four of them have been Finnish national entries for Oscars®.
James Cosmo plays the lead role of a retired seafaring captain. Cosmo has starred at films like “Braveheart”, “The Chronicles of Narnia” and in the TV-series “Game of Thrones”. His counterpart is played by Bríd Brennan. She won IFTA and the TONY AWARD for ‘Best Actress’ for portrayal of Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”. Catherine Walker recently worked with Ridley Scott on “House of Gucci” and gave a stunning performance in the cult feature film “A Dark Song”.
World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival /Contemporary World Cinema
Chicago International Film Festival (USA) 2022: Audience Award for Best International Feature
Dublin IFF (Ireland) 2023: Best Irish Film
Cleveland International Film Festival (USA) 2023 (CIFF47): Best Feature Film (International Narrative Competition)