Falling – Online Screening

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Falling – Online Screening

From Friday 18th December 2020

John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John’s father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

For just £4.99 you will be able to stream this new release from the comfort of your home. The film will be available from 18 December 2020.

What the Press are Saying about Falling

”offers 80-year-old Henriksen the meatiest role of his astonishing career”
The Guardian

”artful, moving and it shows a more profound understanding of the condition than other depictions of dementia in  recent years (Still Alice, Away from Her)” 
The Times

“quietly assured cinema … a fictional family as persuasive as those on the pages of a Richard Ford or Richard Yates novel”
The Telegraph

”reflects current fissures in society”
The I Newspaper

“Henriksen is astonishing … Falling is visually lush [and] will resonate with anyone with a complicated parent, or with knowledge of someone suffering from dementia. It will, most of all, stay with the viewer long after the credits roll.”
The Economist

“Henriksen is very good and very hard to watch … he’s unpleasant, he’s rude, he’s not funny … I found him stellar.”
Mark Kermode, BBC Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review

“Mortensen’s performance stands out for its mildness. There is almost a devotional quality
to this man’s steadfast refusal of violence, and of confrontation.”

”powerful directorial debut … portrait of a disintegrating mind: Lance Henriksen excels as an angry old man”
The Arts Desk

A Film by Viggo Mortensen starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen & Laura Linney

Canada/UK 2020 | English | 112min

Website: https://www.modernfilms.com/falling



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