British Gala / UK premiere

And When Did You Last See Your Father?

  • Anand Tucker /
  • UK (England) /
  • 2007 /
  • 92 mins

Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Matthew Beard, Juliet Stevenson, Gina McKee, Elaine Cassidy, Claire Skinner / Fiction / English

A top-notch cast brings Blake Morrison's painfully honest memoir to life.

Colin Firth stars as successful writer Blake, who treats his ageing parents as something of a burden. When his overbearing, boorish father (Jim Broadbent) becomes terminally ill, Blake must reassess a relationship characterised by obscure resentments and frequent public humiliations. Was Mr Morrison Senior a bully and a shameless philanderer - or just a larger-than-life soul who always meant well? Directed by Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) from a script by David Nicholls (Starter for Ten), this is an emotional, often hilarious examination of those ever-complicated family ties. Get ready to phone your dad. 

This film features Skillset/EIFF Trailblazer Matthew Beard.

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