On a glaring, hot day Tom, 17, walks out of an immense forest into the lives of a strictly devout Christian community carving out a remote existence in central Europe. He seems to have come from nowhere, but gradually reveals his mysterious motives—and what seem to be magical powers.
Rich in slow-burning ambiance and intrigue, Irish director Rebecca Daly’s third feature captures the clammy claustrophobia of life in a hermetic religious community. With stunning shots of the natural world, Good Favour is carried by its performances, particularly those of the younger cast members.
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