The Immigrant is one of the best films I’ve seen this year!
Seldom does one see a truly moving and special film, and that is exactly what The Immigrant is!
I visited Ellis Island last in 2011. I had been there before, but it’s just the kind of place that I never tire of visiting. Yes, it’s a museum, but I always leave there feeling very pensive and wondering about those early immigrants who came to the USA to build a new life, how they were treated and what became of them. Did they make it big? Did they find gainful employment? Did they have families already in the US to help them? Were young ladies forced into prostitution in order to eek out a meager living? Did they die of a myriad of illnesses contracted on the ship or die from influenza, dysentery, typhoid etc rampant on the streets of New York in the 1920s.