I'm Going Home
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A man who's been confronted with new responsibilities must decide what to do with his career in this drama with comic undertones. Gilbert Vance (Michel Piccoli) is an aging but highly respected actor who, after completing a performance of Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King in which he plays opposite an attractive and talented actress named Sylvie Leonor Silveira, receives devastating news -- his wife, his daughter, and her husband have all perished in an automobile accident. Vance becomes the guardian of his grandson, and as he learns to live without his loved ones, the boy soon becomes… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Elliptical as it is perceptive."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Subtly powerful."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"An understated film that touches on greatness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's something poignant about an artist of 90-plus years taking the effort to share his impressions of life and loss and time and art with us."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Oliveira trusts the intelligence of his audience...In the life of the city he suggests the ongoing life of humanity, the context in which individual mortality must be contemplated."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"Stylistically adventurous."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Watching this gentle, mesmerizing portrait of a man coming to terms with time, you barely realize your mind is being blown."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"a realistic look at the ways in which mortality plays into the conscious and subconscious plans of the living"
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"A minor film with major pleasures from Portuguese master Manoel de Oliviera..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A poignant, artfully crafted meditation on mortality."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"The kind of quiet masterpiece that fully registers only after you've seen it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The movie is a trove of delights."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A rarity, a film about old age that is neither a celebration or lament of of lost youth, nor an anticipation of impending death, but simply an unsentimental meditation on the ambiguous present, on aimlessness, isolation, and infirmity."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"One of the greatest films I've ever seen."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It will break your heart."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
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