Cap­ti­ain Fan­tas­tic

Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

An un­con­ven­tional fam­ily leaves its wilder­ness home and tries to adapt to the world out­side the forests of the Pa­cific North­west in Cap­tain Fan­tas­tic, a hu­mor­ous, chal­leng­ing and ul­ti­mately mov­ing drama from writer and direc­tor Matt Ross. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Les­lie (Trin Miller) have cre­ated an offthe-grid par­adise for their fam­ily. In a self-suf­fi­cient, hand­crafted com­pound, Ben teaches his six chil­dren the skills they need to sur­vive in the deep for­est, as well as pro­vid­ing them with a rig­or­ous phys­i­cal and in­tel­lec­tual ed­u­ca­tion. But when a fam­ily tragedy forces the Cashes to re­turn to the out­side world, Ben’s ideas of what it means to be a par­ent are chal­lenged and he must con­front the price his chil­dren are pay­ing for his dream. Writ­ten and di­rected by Matt Ross.

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion 15

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