LIGHT YEARS AWAY
DIRECTOR: ALAIN TANNER
CAST: TREVOR HOWARD, MICK FORD, BERNICE STEGERS
After the bleak, despairing Messidor, Tanner produced this, a film fairly brimming with a love of life and footloose freedom, the Dublin-set adaptation of Geneva writer Daniel Odier’s La Voie sauvage, and took the Grand Prix at Cannes. Young Jonas (Mick Ford) becomes drawn to an elderly, typically Tanner-esque loner, Yoshka (Trevor Howard, excellent), who lives in a glum graveyard and jealously guards a secret which Jonas endeavors to learn, in this tender fable touched by the ineffable.