16 October 2014 | mstokes1
Beautifully shot drama
"From Above" is a lovely story with Danny Glover in a very moving role. The movie goes back and forth between the present and the past, focusing on a particular family's background and culture while exploring universal themes. There is humor and witty dialogue, with a wonderful performance by Graham Greene as a wise mentor. The story is engaging -- never boring. I wanted to keep seeing what would unfold.
I saw this film in a theater and, at the end, there were very few dry eyes. The director really knows how to pack a truthful emotional punch.
The young actors, although unknown to me, were wonderful. The scenery and authentic costumes were amazing.
This is a film that should be seen. It has won many festival awards, which is a testament to its quality and power.