Burn Your Maps 2016
PG-13 | 1h 42min | Adventure | 2018 (USA)
A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany – He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some mature sexual material, and brief strong language
I had seen 2 other movies at the Toronto international film festival in 2016 before this one. I hadn’t expected to find a theme running through multiple movies at the festival but I did and it was a theme that spoke to the pain I live with in the exact order that i live it. Burn your maps is the most amazing film I have seen probably ever. I can’t say enough how realistic the performances are to the subject matter and sitting in the audience after the premiere I was speechless, everyday i ask is he OK:( I wish I could have thanked the cast directly for their beautiful performances and amazing script. If any of the cast is reading this please know as someone who has lived the subject matter I am deeply moved by the cast and crews ability to tap into this topic in an accurate way both with what was said and how it was said. Cant wait to see Jacob Tremblay in many more films.
Director: Jordan Roberts
Writers: Jordan Roberts (screenplay by), Robyn Joy Leff (based on the short story by)
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen, Jacob Tremblay
Release Date: 2018 (USA)
Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada