On the opening and closing nights, we celebrate the films that will make history, from the red carpets to their passage through award season.
Production Companies: A24, Protozoa Pictures
Producers: Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
Screenplay: Samuel D. Hunter
Cinematography: Matthew Libatique
Editing: Andrew Weisblum
Sound: Coll Anderson, Drew Kunin, Jill Purdy
Music: Rob Simonsen
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ti Simpkins, Samantha Morton, Ryan Heinke, Huck Milner, Sathya Sridharan
Charlie (Brendan Fraser), an online professor, becomes a recluse in his own home after gaining a lot of weight. His ex-wife Mary (Samantha Morton) and their daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) want nothing to do with him since he left them. Charlie is completely alone in the world, with the exception of the unannounced visits from a missionary (Ty Simpkins), who encourages him to find God; and the presence of Liz (Hong Chau), a nurse and friend who takes care of him and pleads with him—to no avail—to go to the hospital, as she fears he may only have a week to live. Based on the highly acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter, the new film by Darren Aronofsky (winner of the Golden Lion at Venice for The Wrestler and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director for The Black Swan) stirs consciences and deconstructs human fragility thanks to the magnanimous performance of Brendan Fraser, in what is possibly the best role of his entire career.
11 Nov - 10:00 h
12 Nov - 11:00 h