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.
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.