July 26, 2012

Mini-review of Path of Souls

Gimli Film Festival brings 130 films to the beach

By Alison GillmorWhen a young scientist (Adam Beach) dies, his grieving widow (Laura Harris) starts out on a journey of discovery. Visiting sacred sites, she explores the crossover between traditional Anishinabe teachings and modern quantum physics.

There's some clunky writing--it's hard to talk casually about subatomic particles--but writer-director Jeremy Torrie (Cowboys and Indians) pulls off some beautiful location shooting, including scenes in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. And Beach's short but crucial scenes really highlight his star quality: He's one of those radiant actors you just have to watch whenever he's onscreen.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Adam Beach Plays "Young Einstein."

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