We have seen similar stories before; the film reminded me of the 1965 Canadian novel, "Why Shoot the Teacher?" by Max Braithwaite -- where an urban teacher from the "Eastern Provinces" moves to the Western prairies to teach in a one-room school house; or the excellent TV series, "Northern Exposure" where New York doctor, Joel Fleischman, is tricked into accepting a job in the remote town of Cicely, Alaska. The stories share a common theme: urban man moves to a…
Given the world we are living in March 2019 with the pandemic and the passing of Max von Sydow (who I loved as an actor), I figured it was a good time to go back to a film I studied in film school and probably have not seen since 1985 or 1986. It holds up so well, what an excellent movie. Watched it on the Criterion Channel -- it looked amazing.