For the next twelve months, I’ll be writing from the road.  In this space, I’ll be reporting on sightings along the way.

The first is a reflection on the way that religion works into contemporary film.  Saw “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” on the plane this week.

Lots of talk about faith, and about linking the once-commonplace and banal notion that nature would be a place of faith.  Fishing as spiritual discipline.  And, at a key moment, as the Prince prays just before they release the salmon, Fred closes his eyes and joins in.

Very different from the classic film readings of religion of the last century where religion would be a set piece, a stereotype, or differentiated…