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John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Monica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. His father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis’s mind is declining, so John brings him west, hoping he and his sister, Sarah (Laura Linney), can help their father find a home closer to them. Their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s angry refusal to change his way of life in any way. In his directorial debut, Mortensen explores the fractures and contrasts of a contemporary family. Willis’s abrasive nature, by turns caustic and funny, is aggravated by memory loss, bringing past and present into conflict. As father and son finally confront events that have torn them apart, including their differing recollections of John’s mother, Gwen (Hannah Gross), we embark on a journey from darkness to light, from rage and resentment to acceptance and hard-won grace.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    113 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark
  • Director
    Viggo Mortensen
  • Screenwriter
    Viggo Mortensen
  • Producer
    Daniel Bekerman, Chris Curling, Viggo Mortensen
  • Executive Producer
    Ethan Lazar, Peter Touche, Philip Waley
  • Cast
    Laura Linney, Hannah Gross, Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg, Terry Chen, Lance Henriksen
  • Cinematographer
    Marcel Zyskind
  • Editor
    Ronald Sanders
  • Production Design
    Carol Spier
  • Music
    Viggo Mortensen