An intriguing medium-length film from a director who has hitherto made only shorts, “Homesick” is clearly the work of a talented filmmaker with an interesting, blackly comic vision. This is a road movie of sorts, albeit an exceedingly slow one, and features a bunch of displaced characters looking for something just out of reach. Further fest exposure is indicated.
Two main characters are an old man, a former teacher who drives aimlessly along country roads in search of home and past, and a young girl, dumped by her boyfriend, who joins him on his odyssey. Also involved are a suicidal ex-cop and a middle-aged woman with a bundle of cash. Stopovers along the way include a diner where cooked cat is the only dish available, and an isolated house where a man lies dead. Small film casts its spell with minimal resources; camerawork and music are major pluses.