114 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 10, 1999
Canadian release date: November 12, 1999
Distributor: Artisan Entertainment
A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform each other’s lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in this adaptation of the celebrated 1994 novel by William Trevor. Seventeen and pregnant, Felecia (Elaine Cassidy) travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch (Bob Hoskins), a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no conscious awareness of the crimes; like Felicia, he doesn’t see his true self. Ultimately a story of innocence lost and regained, Felicia awakens to the world’s dangers and duplicities while Hilditch, who grew up lonely and unloved, comes to realize what was taken from him. and what he himself has taken.
Felicia’s Journey is a Canada-UK co-production.
Also see: Delusional: Atom Egoyan’s Felicia’s Journey.
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