access>CINEMA at Home: Falling

Directed by Viggo Mortensen
Country:
Canada, UK
Year:
2020
Certificate:
CLUB

“★ ★ ★ ★ Powerful, persuasive and insightful, Falling is a sensitive and beautifully composed film that marks the formidable directing debut of the wonderful actor Viggo Mortensen” Observer

John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric and their daughter, Mónica, in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. 

John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. 

Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.


Due to COVID-19, film clubs and arts centres across the access>CINEMA network are temporarily closed.

However through the access>CINEMA at Home virtual cinema experience, audiences can watch Falling online through participating arts centres / film clubs and our partner Modern Films.

If you rent Falling via your local film club or arts centre, you will get the opportunity to support that organisation by selecting to donate part of the proceedings from the rental fee you pay to them, and so directly support that organisation's future film programme.