When Emile (Ian McKellen) is given the opportunity to travel from England to Victoria on Canada's west coast to receive an honorary degree at the university, he goes knowing that it might be his last chance to reconnect with his only living relatives.

His niece Nada (Debora Kara Unger) and her daughter Maria (Theo Crane) hold the key to Emile's tragic past and the guilt, which has taunted him his entire life. The story develops along two paths; in the present Emile struggles to connect with his estranged family, and in the past he plays back his memories of leaving the farm where he grew up with his two brothers.

As the past weaves together with the present, the experience reveals a portrait of one man's redemption.

Genres: Drama
Item Number: MHV D7711D UPC: 723952077110
Release Date: April 26, 2005
Rating Description: For language.
"Ian McKellen is brilliant." - Toronto Star
"Much like the gem Gods and Monsters, Emile is a fantastic showcase for Ian McKellen." - BBC-TV
"A beautifully modulated performance." - Hollywood Reporter
"Ian McKellen's performance could very well be his best ever." -
Carl Bessai - Mothers and Daughters, Normal, Unnatural & Accidental
Ian McKellen - X-Men, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Gods and Monsters
Deborah Kara Unger - Payback, Silent Hill, 88 Minutes, A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Game
Run Time (Mins): 93
Sub Titles: No
Closed Captioning: No