Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. I know that this is a really strange title, but I just saw a screening of this film which will open in theatres in limited release starting March 9, 2012.
This is a British-made film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2011.
It was directed by Lasse Hallström, who also directed:
Dear John (2010)
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
It is wonderfully acted by Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristen Scott Thomas and Amr Waked. The cinematography is beautiful and there is a wonderful blend of romance, comedy and storytelling. You won't be disappointed!
The plot is a beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible when a sheik is determined to bring his beloved sport of fishing to the the desert of Yemen.
By the way, screenings are a great way to see movies for free! This is my second screening, and I hope to do more.
Ta ta for now...save money!