Element Pictures Distribution has released the trailer for their upcoming Irish film Pilgrim Hill.

Pilgrim Hill follows Jimmy, a rural farmer whose ties to the land and an aging father see him miss out on opportunities to better his life.

The film stars Keith Byrne and Joe Mullins, and is the feature début of director Gerard Barrett, who nabbed the 2013 Irish Film and Television Academy Rising Star Award for his effort.

Pilgrim Hill is out in Irish cinemas on April 12th.

Jimmy Walsh is a farmer in rural Ireland. Like the landscape he inhabits, his life is bleak and hard. Looking after an ageing sick father, life is passing him by as he comes to terms with his changing circumstances. Loneliness and isolation are his continual companions, along with his modest herd of cattle.

A young twenty something neighbour is one of the only links Jimmy has to the real world. In him, Jimmy sees what he could have been, as he realizes what he is, a middle aged bachelor farmer with vanishing opportunities and on the verge of living the rest of his life alone on the side of a cold un-nourishing hill.

A final blow is dealt to Jimmy when it seems that life can’t get any worse. He is barely able to articulate his situation, yet his honesty and vulnerability speak to the loneliness that haunts the human condition in all of us.


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