Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Hitting the Criterion Channel on October 13: FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO (2020)
What starts out as a typical look at father by a daughter slowly becomes something else as revelations about Sachs' father begin to muddy the waters and change what she and others think of him. It quickly becomes clear that there are more than one way to see him.
What I love about the film is that Sachs throws things out and doesn't tie it all up. We are left to piece things together. If you've noticed that I am not discussing the details of the revelations it is because how Sachs tells us things influences how we feel at any particular moment. If I start to feed you revelations before you go in you will have a differing experience than what the director intended. You will also know where this goes and the journey there is the point of the film, so I'm not telling.
So where does that leave this review? It leaves me simply to say if you want to take an intriguing ride though one woman's life see FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO.