The Eternal Daughter

96 mins
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This Venice Golden Lion nominee from filmmaker Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir) follows a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother who... More

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The Eternal Daughter | Ratings & Reviews

"A serious, gentle moment of self-revelation for Joanna Hogg."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This slight story examines the mystery of the mother-daughter bond without getting much closer to solving it."


"A minor film at least partly by design, but it leaves an ethereal trail of sadness and creepiness."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Beautifully acted by Tilda Swinton in not one, but two roles."

Time OutTime Out

"Despite the film’s gentle consideration of (its) themes, there’s simply not much there."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"A low-key gem featuring one of cinema’s great dogs."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

"Moving biographical relationship drama, laced with heart and wit through an atmospheric, Gothic lens."


"A ghost story where memory is manifested -- visited, intruded upon and, finally, made to glow."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"Haunting, as all the best ghost stories are. The best love stories too."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A lovely and haunted dream of a movie."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Feels like a first draft... Hogg's outlines, though, are more interesting than other people's finished products."

"The less known about the plot, the quicker its lovely ache will sneak up on you."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"A ghostly, dreamlike story."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"A bewitching ghost story that proves two Tilda Swintons are better than one."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Tilda Swinton gives two stunning performances."


"You watch it rapt, leaning in, wanting to know more."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"Swinton skillfully taps into the eerie atmosphere."

Times of IndiaTimes of India

"A story not about spooks, but about sorrow, memory, subtle uncertainties."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"The dialogue is atrocious, the horror notes farcical and somebody needs to return the smoke machine to Duran Duran."

The TimesThe Times

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