Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Our next Rialto Recommends is a charming romantic comedy about two people who meet when their work brings them into each other's orbit. Starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt and directed by Lasse Hallstrom, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival before going on to a successful theatrical release in the Spring of 2012. A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. The San Francisco Chronicle said "Makes use of pink-fleshed vertebrates as the inspiration for sweet romantic musings on love and life, faith and patience - and the courage to go against the flow." While the Los Angeles Times said "The film has a grand cast, with Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked at the center of this very clever tale of modern eco-issues intertwined with old-style political intrigues and New Age romance." SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN is streaming on Amazon Prime and available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, FandangoNow, Vudu, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube and DirectTV HERE.