Coming to the 11th edition “Captain Fantastic” by Matt Ross in collaboration with Alice nella città

Captain Fantastic

The Rome Film Fest and the parallel and independent sidebar Alice nella città are pleased to announce the first title in a series of co-productions to take place as part of the eleventh Rome Film Fest (13-23 October): Captain Fantastic, the second feature-length film directed by Matt Ross, who has worked as an actor with important directors such as Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam and John Woo.

Captain Fantastic is a film that breaks the boundaries of genres, that alternates hilarious sequences with moments of pure emotion, thanks to the extraordinary performance of Viggo Mortensen, one of American cinema’s most best-loved actors for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, which won him a nomination for the Oscar® as Best Actor. Mortensen plays Ben, a father who lives in isolation with his wife and six children in the forests of North America: a tragedy will force him to face the outside world and a completely different set of values. Captain Fantastic will be released in theatres in Italy in December, distributed by Good Films.


Written and directed by Matt Ross, United States, 2016, 119′
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Missi Pyle, Erin Moriarty, George MacKay, Ann Dowd, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn
In the heart of the North American forest, far from society, an uncommon father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to turning his six children into extraordinary adults. But a tragedy befalls the family, forcing him to leave the paradise he put such effort into building, to undertake a journey with his children into the outside world, raising doubts on his idea of what it means to be a parent, and everything he has taught his children.


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