Cinequest opening night

Cinequest founder Halfdan Hussey introduced the opening night film, The Good Heart.

Cinequest 20 is on the roll, with a fantastic opening night screening of The Good Heart behind it now. For opening night, there was only one film on the program, meaning all the pass-holders congregated there, and the house was packed. Cinequest co-founder Halfdan Hussey introduced the film, along with a few short advertising clips from sponsors like Intel and Adobe. An HP executive and an NBC 11 newswoman also got their chances to take the stage. Maybe the introductions went on a little longer than needed.

But the film was worth the wait. The Good Heart, directed by Dagur Kari (previously known for 2003’s Noi the Albino), was showing in its US debut. The film is a mostly humorous story about the relationship between a cantankerous old man and a homeless and hopeless youngster. While the growing friendship between the two is poignantly captured, what made the film stand out were a few brief moments of brutality interjected into the story, to remind us that nothing in life is certain.

Unfortunately, tonight’s screening was your only chance to see the film at Cinequest. But I do recommend you watch for this one either in theaters or on video in the future.

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