Daniel returns home to his lover Leanne after a stint in jail. Their reunion is visceral, intimate and genuinely affecting. Initially determined to make good, Daniel is haunted by dark premonitions and a deep, fathomless fear of himself.
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Blurring the line between drama and documentary, Courtin-Wilson has crafted a brutal yet surprisingly tender work of art. Hail is a tragic, emotionally rich look at a man living in denial, held hostage by his own self-sabotage, anger and repetitive patterns. It begs the question.. which comes first? mental illness or social conditioning/circumstance. Superb performances, photography and score. 4 stars