SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
Opening December 26
Starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked and Kristin Scott Thomas
"Takes us back to the sort of achingly civilized love story in which the only thing that really stands in the way of two people falling for each other is their own decorum." - Entertainment Weekly
From the director of CHOCOLAT and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE comes the inspirational comedy SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not-so-fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor), who finds the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a "good will" story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
DIR Lasse Hallström; SCR Simon Beaufow, from the novel by Paul Torday; PROD Paul Webster. US, 2012, color, 111 min. RATED PG-13