I'm Going Home
I'm Going Home spends the far majority of its run time tracking its central character--an aging theater actor--out and about or at work on the stage. Gifted and energetic, the man lives by routine--watching his grandson leave for school, enjoying a cup of coffee in his favorite cafe, or delivering memorized lines night after night for his current production. However, when the routine is threatened, Oliveira delivers a poignant finale about the limitations (self-imposed and otherwise) of aging.
A remarkably unsentimental film about death. The things we often latch onto in life; family, art, possessions, our home city all recede into the distance as the end's inevitability becomes all the more apparent.