A British road-movie about family, friendship and human compassion. Set across the UK, HECTOR is the alternative Christmas feel-good film of the season, when people’s thoughts naturally turn to family.
Hector McAdam (Peter Mullan) is embarking on his annual journey from Scotland to a London shelter, where Christmas cheer and a turkey dinner await him. But, aware this might be his last, Hector opts to reconnect with his past and reunite with those he left behind.
Life without a home isn’t easy but Hector is resilient, accepting of people, and life, as they come. He meets with friendship and kindness, disappointment and cruelty, discomfort and joy. His cross-country odyssey brings chance encounters, companions old and new who need his support as much as he needs theirs.
Dir. Jake Gavin, UK, 2015, 87 mins
Cast: Peter Mullan, Keith Allen, Nathalie Gavin, Sharon Rooney, Sarah Solemani, Stephen Tomkinson, Gina McKee