The Eternal DaughterFilm
Filmmaker Julie (Tilda Swinton) and her mother Rosalind (also played by Tilda Swinton) confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home in Wales, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.
The ever-present swirling fog, eerie happenings late at night, and tales of faces appearing at windows firmly position the film as a ghost story, but Hogg is using the tropes to cleverly unpack her own family history.
Featuring a towering, deeply moving performance by Tilda Swinton, the acclaimed filmmaker’s beguiling latest film is a brilliant and captivating exploration of parental relationships and the things we leave behind.
The Eternal Daughter is a continuation of the collaboration between director Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton, and executive producer Martin Scorsese, following their critically acclaimed work on The Souvenir diptych.
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Dir. JOANNA HOGG | 96 mins| UK-Ireland | 2022