Light of My Life

Light of My Life

Light of My Life

Casey Affleck finds himself trapped in the woods with his young daughter in this indie drama that he also wrote and directed. Co-stars Elizabeth Moss.

"In a dystopian era when almost all the women have died of an unknown disease, Casey Affleck plays a father journeying through an oppressive landscape with his 11-year-old kid Rag; their only goal is to survive. Describing his highly contemplative and stark picture, in which he deftly interweaves several primary existential themes, the filmmaker states: 'A parent wants to protect and teach a child, but a child wants to fend and learn for his or herself. In the world our film presents, where the threat to the child is so grave, this universal drama becomes a life or death decision.'" (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M116 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent
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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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The film builds suspense through inaction; it's as if it were looking over its shoulder at all times.

3.0
Independent

Independent

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A fine film... intimate, beautifully crafted and with a slow-burning intensity hat you don't find in most sci-fi dramas of this nature.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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It is written, directed and acted with sophistication and heart.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's not original, but it is enlivened by some artful touches and two excellent performances.

Variety

Variety

press

Scene for scene, Affleck does a decent job of directing - his touch is soft, intimate, humane - but he has saddled himself with a script that isn't entirely there.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A superb performance by Affleck, who constructs a touching and believable rapport with his 11 year-old co-star, grounds his low-key directorial and feature-writing debut [sic].

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A respectable debut [sic], with more depth of feeling than originality.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The film builds suspense through inaction; it's as if it were looking over its shoulder at all times.

3.0
Independent

Independent

press

A fine film... intimate, beautifully crafted and with a slow-burning intensity hat you don't find in most sci-fi dramas of this nature.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It is written, directed and acted with sophistication and heart.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's not original, but it is enlivened by some artful touches and two excellent performances.

Variety

Variety

press

Scene for scene, Affleck does a decent job of directing - his touch is soft, intimate, humane - but he has saddled himself with a script that isn't entirely there.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A superb performance by Affleck, who constructs a touching and believable rapport with his 11 year-old co-star, grounds his low-key directorial and feature-writing debut [sic].

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A respectable debut [sic], with more depth of feeling than originality.

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