Cannes 2015 – Competition
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
First English-language feature from the director of the acclaimed OSLO, AUGUST 31ST and REPRISE... A rich picture of a family’s disappointments and secrets is revealed through non-linear fragments of shared memories and strained attempts to coexist. With his signature hypnotic, yet exhilarating storytelling pulse, Joachim Trier weaves a tapestry of details, combining arresting imagery with a razor-sharp insight into human nature.