My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Map Of The Human Heart (1992)

VINCENT WARD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBAustralia/United Kingdom/Canada/France, 1992.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Les Films Ariane, Map Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sunrise Pictures Company, Vincent Ward Films, .  Story by Vincent Ward, Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , .  

In Vincent Ward’s lush romantic drama, a young Inuit boy is sent down to Montreal from the Arctic Pole in order to survive a battle with tuberculosis. While staying at the hospital he meets and falls in love with a half-Native, half-French Canadian girl who is soon afterwards sent away. Years later, he () is a pilot with the Royal Air Force, and she () is a nurse in war-torn London. He finds her again, but now she has another man () who will come between them. This film is perfect for those who love a good romance, and the intoxicating visuals that Ward is so talented at bringing to the screen will stay in your memory for a long time (especially a scene where the two main characters make love on top of a dirigible).  Ward made the film using salary money he earned for his participation on Alien 3 before being fired as its director.

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