Shine of Rainbows [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself.
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Connie Nielsen as young, beautiful, fey and life enhancing would be parent Maire O'Donnell is superb. Her taciturn husband Alec, played by Aidan Quinn, is a tougher nut to crack. 'Himself' as he is referred to, has a slightly different agenda in mind for this adoption project. Set in the fifties I thought or at least in an area stuck in that time warp. I am full of admiration for young Tomas, acted by John Bell, who he was beguiling, endearing and sweetly perfect in his role.
The glorious scenery of Corrie Island is a total pleasure. What a joy to see the double rainbow over the sea, the cosy cottage home and the colourful new way life the lovely Maire has created for her little orphan boy. Other children on the island are terrific too in an Enid Blyton kind of way. The seal pup abandoned by his mother on the beach; well the parallels are clear.
Then troubles come, and a terrible uncertainty is in the air. How Tomas deals with all this is heart wrenching and powerful, you will never forget watching 'a Shine of Rainbows'.
as I found out. As I work with people and am interested in humans and
their narratives- I found the story in itself interesting enough and
psychologycally good enough! This little movie is well made and makes you
feel, makes you think and wonder why and what you would have done yourself.
Very touching and moving at the end.
Interesting to see life through his eyes as a daydream and a hope. He was able to turn a non relationship with is adoptive dad into something more meaningful, nice scenery and a glimpse into island mentality. Not heavy and a happy ending but that baby seal was an unreal addition, made me laugh,
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Ordered this for my mum per her request. She loves a soppy film and this seems to fit the bill. Arrived in excellent condition due to good packaging.Published 6 days ago by Carol Foster