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THE WHALE

THE WHALE - Actor Brendan Fraser (Credits A24)

Official Screening

Sala Grande
21:30
by Darren Aronofsky
with Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Samantha Morton, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkin

( 2022, USA, 117')

Ever since his partner died, Charlie has been eating too much – compulsively, with obesity now affecting his social and intimate life. It had been years since he abandoned his family for that controversial relationship and is now trying to re-establish one with his estranged daughter. Adapted from the 2021 same-titled play by Samuel D. Hunter, an unrecognizable Brendan Fraser stars as the protagonist.

Darren Aronofsky

A 1969-born New Yorker, Darren Aronofsky is one of the most emblematic directors of his generation. A producer and screenwriter, Aronofsky was in Venice with The Fountain in 2006, with The Wrestler in 2008 (Golden Lion), with Black Swan in 2011, and with Mother! in 2017 – an intense psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, where vision and contrast between reality and imagination reach dizzying, disturbing levels.

INTERNATIONAL CRITICS

SCREEN
INTERNATIONAL
3/5
THE HOLLYWOOD
REPORTER
4/5
THE FILM
VERDICT
4.5/5
Mathieu Macheret
Le Monde
1/5
BEN CROLL
THE WRAP
3/5
TOMMASO KOCH
EL PAIS
4.5/5
JONATHAN ROMNEY
THE OBSERVER
3/5
BARBARA HOLLENDER
rzeczpospolita
4/5
Daniel Kothenschulte
FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU
2.5/5

Max from Stranger Things in the cast of Aronofsky's new film