Director: Paco Arango; Starring: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce, Camilla Luddington; Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family; Age: 12+; Time: 113 minutes
The Healer is a story about a gambling, womanizing bankrupt electrical repairman named Alex Bailey who is traumatized by the death of his twin brother. His distant uncle Raymond Heacock offers to absolve his debts under the condition that he agrees to live with him in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With no alternatives, Alec accepts and embarks on a life-changing journey as his uncle reveals that he comes from a long-time family of healers with the gift of being able to heal all those who are diseased. Trying to understand this gift and the new reality that it offers Alec meets Cecilia, a beauty and local veterinarian, and a teenage girl Abigail with terminal cancer who unexpectedly show him the way.