My Sailor, My Love

Beautifully nuanced performances from the accomplished cast underpin a drama of late-life romance.


My Sailor, My Love

Howard (James Cosmo) is a widowed sailor living alone on the coast of Ireland and struggling to care for himself. His daughter, Grace (Catherine Walker), hires Annie (Bríd Brennan) to help out around the house. Though Howard initially rejects this imposition, Annie’s charm and gentle care win him over, and the two fall in love. Annie’s large and loving family welcomes Howard into their lives, but these new relationships only serve to illuminate the depth of pain and hurt between Howard and Grace, who is facing challenges of her own. Grace’s resentment tears at Howard and Annie’s otherwise idyllic seaside love story. This windswept drama deftly balances a universal family saga with a tender and timeless romance.

“Sharp writing, subtle acting, and a winning Irish setting.
My Sailor, My Love will play to any nation where humans struggle to make themselves understood.” - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

“A quiet yet profoundly powerful feature, aching in emotional sophistication and depth. Cosmo and Brennan are divine.” - Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

“A lovely indie. Klaus Härö’s gentle and special family drama has much more at play than rote tear-jerking. Magnificently shot and acted. Sailor is filled with sage wisdom and vulnerable people struggling to do the best that they can even when they are at their worst.” - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

“Prepare to be moved.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail
Not Rated
Klaus Härö
Jimmy Karlsson, Kirsi Vikman
James Cosmo, Catherine Walker, Brid Brennan
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