When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008)Drama
Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent), and his wife Kim (Juliet Stevenson), are GPs in the same medical practice in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. They have two children, Gillian (Claire Skinner), and her older brother Blake (Colin Firth), from whose perspective the story is told.
Blake is 40, married with two children, an established author, and having to face the fact that his father is terminally ill. The film opens during a summer bank holiday family... Full synopsis »
When Did You Last See Your Father explores ideas of "seeing" a person beyond that of physical presence. Interpreting human complexity as something that is determined through a series of experiences and vacillating, ambivalent feelings, Father acts as a visual poem that tries to make sense of a father-son relationship through their most memorable and arresting life moments. A refusal to settle for glib resolutions and emotional simplifications is what allows this film to stand out from the many others of this ilk. Full movie review »