The return home of a famous opera singer triggers family drama and unexpected revelations. During a grand gala dinner, skeletons come rattling out of the closet. A man has come home—and nothing is as it used to be!
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With its country-house gathering & hidden family secrets, this slight, sins of the father 'dramady' gestures towards the same territory as Vinterberg's masterpiece Festen, but lacks that earlier film's emotional weight. Mantle's bright, saturated cinematography gives the small domestic narrative a nostalgic, magical-realist quality, but while relaxed & often amusing, the story required a more compelling protagonist.