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The Whale (2022)

Opens on December 23

Director: Darren Aronofsky Run Time: 117 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Hong Chau, Sadie Sink, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 Venice Film Festival.

The Whale (2022) received three nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Brendan Fraser and Best Supporting Actress for Hong Chau. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.

The story of a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption. Starring Brendan Fraser and based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter.

“a drama about how grief can twist our lives out of control… not telling us what to feel, but reassuring us that it’s OK to feel”

—Stephanie Zacharek for Time

About the filmmaker:

Darren Aronofsky is an acclaimed American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His stories, some of the most memorable of the last two decades, are noted for their surrealistic, melodramatic, and sometimes disturbing elements as well as an unconventional spirituality and environmental activism. In 1997, he founded the production company Protozoa Pictures, and crated the feature films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan (2010)Noah (2014), and Mother! (2017). He studied film and social anthropology at Harvard before studying directing at the American Film Institute. For his latest feature The Whale (2022), he reunited with his regular collaborator, acclaimed cinematographer and fellow AFI graduate Matthew Libatique. The film premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

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