“A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Old Irish Proverb.
I watched a gorgeous little Irish film earlier this week called His & Hers, a documentary feature released in 2009 and directed by Ken Wardrop. His & Hers features seventy Irish women from the Midlands and chronicles their relationships with the men in their lives – fathers, boyfriends, husbands and sons. They range in age from very young children right the way through to women in the last years of their lives and the stories unfold sequentially from young to old. His & Hers is heartwarming and finds real magic in the seemingly ordinary and mundane. The piano score, by Irish composer Denis Clohessy, compliments the film perfectly.
His & Hers won the Audience Award in the Dublin International Film Festival, The Feature Award in the Galway Film Fleadh, an IFTA for Best Feature Documentary and the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2010. Highly recommended.