Lasse Hallstrom

Lasse Hallstrom Scores With Salmon Fishing in Yemen

Lasse Hallstrom’s invigoratingly beautiful ode, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” could be the best movie of the year. Hey, I know we’re just three months in, but Ewan McGregor; Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas are stellar. Based on a book (aren’t all these little movies always based on a book?), it concerns a filthy rich sheik from Yemen, who harbors a fascination with salmon fishing and wants to bring it to his fiefdom....