365 not just 3/17
Pilgrim Hill tells the story of Jimmy Walshe, a middle-aged bachelor farmer living in rural Ireland. Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Jimmy has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of the crumbling family farm on the outskirts of a small town
His limited, non-educated, isolated, yet through relentless determination gets through each day as best he can by keeping a smile on his face. Jimmy also cares for his ill, bed-ridden father as well as dealing with the daily routine of running the farm. Life has been tough on Jimmy over the years, coping with isolation and loneliness, but things are about to get worse, as life hits a very rough patch.
Pilgrim Hill aims to shed light on the dark side of rural Ireland, where middle-aged men and women are living out their lives in isolation and loneliness.
[adapted from the Galway Film Fleadh] Winner the Bingham Ray New Talent Award Galway Film Fleadh 2012 (Dir. Gerard Barrett) 96 min.