16290Falling
Special Presentations

FALLING

Year 2020
Runtime 112 mins
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival
Reserve Stream
In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 24
5:00 PM Eau Claire 3
Sep 25
7:00 PM Eau Claire 5
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Monica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. His father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis’s mind is declining, so John brings him west, hoping he and his sister, Sarah (Laura Linney), can help their father find a home closer to them. Their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s angry refusal to change his way of life in any way.

In his directorial debut, Mortensen explores the fractures and contrasts of a contemporary family. Willis’s abrasive nature, by turns caustic and funny, is aggravated by memory loss, bringing past and present into conflict. As father and son finally confront events that have torn them apart, we embark on a journey from darkness to light, from rage and resentment to acceptance and hard-won grace.
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2020, Toronto International Film Festival 2020
Director
Viggo Mortensen
Executive Producer
Danielle Virtue, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Touche, Stephen Dailey, Peter Hampden, Norman Merry
Producer
Viggo Mortensen, Chris Curling, Daniel Bekerman
Screenwriter
Viggo Mortensen
Cinematographer
Marcel Zyskind
Editor
Ronald Sanders
Music
Viggo Mortensen
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen, Terry Chen, Sverrir Gudnason