Blackbird

For all the narrowness of its brief, it may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year.

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Blackbird

Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily's son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend (Lindsay Duncan), daughter's partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love and a celebration of life.

R
Genre
Drama
Runtime
97
Language
English
Director
Roger Michell
Writer(s)
Christian Torpe
Cast
Susan Sarandon, Mis Wasikowska, Kate Winslet, Rainn Wilson
FEATURED REVIEW
Kate Erbland, Indiewire

The decision has already been made by the time Roger Michell’s “Blackbird” begins. Months of debates and discussion are long over, and now it’s time for the hard-headed Lily (Susan Sarandon) to die. It’s hard to imagine anything screaming “tough watch!” as much as “remake of a Danish euthanasia ...

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