Director: MATT ROSS

119 mins, USA, 2016

This film was released 9th September 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★ – The Irish Times

★★★★ – Entertainment.ie

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife have raised their six children in a self-sufficient environment almost completely cut off from the larger world. When she commits suicide, the children are determined to attend their mother’s funeral in New Mexico despite their father’s reluctance to engage with social norms, or the father-in-law (Frank Langella) who despises him.

As the children are both fascinated and repelled by what they see and who they encounter on the journey, they begin to realise how different they are from their peers, and Ben’s parenting choices are questioned. (Notes by Kevin Coyne).

IFI Film Club: Join us for an open discussion following the screening of Captain Fantastic on September 13th at 18.10.

Accessible Screenings:

Open Captioned (OC) screenings: Sept 12th (13.10) and 15th (18.10). Click here to book. Please note that Audio Description is not available on this title.

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