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Home Was the Sailor

An old sailor finds himself abandoned in the sea. Along comes a boat to his rescue. Wistfully, the sailor realizes that he is getting too old for the seafaring life, and decides to settle on land. He finds a farm for sale on a hill overlooking a seaside village. He buys the farm --in more ways than he first understands. He encounters a spirited horse in one of the stables and takes it for a run along the cliff path. They fly along together, but as soon as the horse sees the crashing surf, it transforms into a water-horse and plunges into the ocean with the hapless sailor clinging to its back. The horse rears and shakes off its rider and surges out into the open sea with the tide. The roiling waves are becalmed, the old sailor surfaces and finds himself abandoned in the sea. Along comes a boat.

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A retelling of the Sisyphus myth with a darkly humorous maritime twist.




Copyright © 2011 Seana Kozar (single Handed Films)

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Previous screenings

15 Sep – 24 Sep | Halifax, Canada
3 Nov – 6 Nov | Fredericton, Canada
16 Nov – 20 Nov | Bristol, United Kingdom
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
26 Jan – 6 Feb | Seattle, United States
13 Feb – 15 Feb | Calgary, Canada
Redcat International Children's Film Festival | 2012
5 May – 13 May | Los Angeles, United States
Blue Plum Animation Festival | 2012
1 Jun – 3 Jun | Johnson City, TN, United States
1 Sep – 3 Sep | Studio City, United States
7 Sep – 11 Sep | Chicago, United States
Project Twenty1 Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival | 2012
27 Sep – 30 Sep | Philadelphia, United States
27 Sep – 30 Sep | Huntington Beach, United States
17 Oct – 20 Oct | Brookings, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 30 Jun 2011