Recommended by Hettie Duncan (Education & Outreach Coordinator)

  • USA / UK: 2016
  • Certificate: 15 / 1 hour 58 minutes
  • Director: Matt Ross

‘Captain Fantastic’ is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen. The story centres on a family that is forced by circumstances to reintegrate into society after living in isolation in the forest for a decade. It is beautifully shot and the story is sensitive, uplifting and heartbreaking in equal measure. This was recommended to me by several friends and I went on to show it to my family; it has been a favourite of mine ever since. In our current climate it is very relevant, as our society shifts from our previous norms and looks at new ways of living and communicating.