Three siblings meet again at their father’s deathbed but are stunned when their half-sister Kyra appears. She vanished during the breakup of the hippie commune where they were all born. As Kyra discovers that her existence has been kept secret, more family secrets start to emerge from the past.
Awarded a special mention at the Berlin Film Festival, The Fatherless depicts the half-broken relationships between four siblings, built around dark revelations and troubling flashbacks. With a caring and tender approach to its characters, it is also a sensitive exploration of familial bonds.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States