AMERICAN PASTORAL Drama. A seemingly perfect family cascade into ruin when Merry (Dakota Fanning) – the troubled teenage daughter of Seymour Swede Levov (Ewan McGregor), a successful businessman, and Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen – disappears in a cloud of controversy. This event dramatically changes the course of the couple’s lives, as Dawn spirals into despair and Swede forsakes everything and dedicates his life to trying to find his beloved daughter, Merry.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, McGregor’s directorial debut exposes the family’s tragic, turbulent story as well as the fleeting nature of the American dream. – BUHLE-BETHU QATYANA 2016. 104 MIN. 16LS