Henry & Verlin 1996
1h 27min | Drama | 8 January 1997 (France)
Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin’s mother mistrusts Henry, who she feels is dangerous. Eventually, Henry’s family is convinced that he should be placed in an institution. Henry’s sudden disappearance from Verlin’s world drives him deeper into himself.
The story of Henry and Verlin is one that is filled with emotion. Keegan MacIntosh’s performance as Verlin, a young boy who does not speak and is emotionally disturbed, is brilliant as well as the rest of the cast. Certainly a movie worth seeing.
Director: Gary Ledbetter
Writers: Ken Ledbetter (short stories), Gary Ledbetter
Stars: Gary Farmer, Keegan MacIntosh, Nancy Beatty
Release Date: 8 January 1997 (France)
Also Known As: Eyes That Went Away
Filming Locations: Greenwood Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada