22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025
LFFI19_Begleitprogramm_Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Matt Ross

What film will be the one we take along to the uniquely beautiful Parkside Studios of Offenbach? Not only does Captain Fantastic nearly ideally connect with the 2019 LICHTER theme nature, but additionally it is one of our favourites of the past years. This utopian family story and the exceptional performance of Viggo Mortensen managed to enchant us to such an extent. The film is poignant, irritating, and liberatingly beautiful – and does without obscenities, kitsch, cliché, and coca cola!

This evening, the fantastic captain will be accompanied by homemade deer bratwurst and delicious vegetarian picnic plates. If the weather permits, the LICHTERs will barbeque in Offenbach – “to the wilderness and back again”, as the German subtitle fittingly describes. It´s going to be homey, wild, yummy, and festive!

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Direction Matt Ross
Year USA 2016
Duration 119 min
Language original with german subtitles
Production Lynette Howell Taylor, Jamie Patricof u.a., Electric City Entertainment
Cast Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
Camera Stéphane Fontaine
Script Matt Ross
Editing Joseph Krings
Music Alex Somers

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film starts around 8pm