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Thursday April 23, 2009 -- 4pm

Blessed at LIFF 2009

Dir. Mark Aldridge
Thurs Apr 23, 4pm at the Roxy
- Free Tickets

Blessed is a visually stunning and immensely moving film written and directed by award winning filmmaker Mark Aldridge.

Starring James Nesbitt, arguably the UKís most popular actor, Natascha McElhone (Ronin, The Truman Show, Solaris) Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York, Joyeux Noel) and introducing Lillian Woods as Charlotte, Blessed is a magical story which challenges us to question what our priorities should be in todayís mad world.



A successful city trader, Peterís life screeches to a stand-still when he suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, Peterís life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl, Charlotte. Will Charlotte's zest for life crack through Peterís paralysis? Can he learn to love life once more? And what will become of Charlotte? Blessed is a film for and of our time, whilst being inspirationally timeless.

Combining extraordinary performances with a breathtaking location and an inspirational soundtrack, Blessed is a unique cinematic experience, the kind of film which reminds us why we go to the movies.



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