THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM (2013) [feature]

(MIFF 2014 )
Director: Ned Benson

"A sensitive, talented debut film … audiences would do well to invest in the whole shebang." – Hollywood Reporter

Telling the story of the marriage breakdown in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her from the other side, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him follows James McAvoy's Conor as he tries first to find, and then to reconnect with, his wife Eleanor after the death of their baby.

McAvoy is at the top of his game in this film, and his co-stars Bill Hader (also seen in The Skeleton Twins in this year's festival) and Ciaran Hinds are equally impressive. Director Ned Benson brings new insight and nuance to the character of Eleanor by presenting the events from Conor's point of view, as well as bringing Conor's own story into deeper focus. Together, both films present an intimate, beautifully realised picture of the complexity of love and relationships.

"Something truly unusual … worth lining up to see." – Buzzfeed

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