The Father's Shadow (A Sombra do Pai) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Father's Shadow (A Sombra do Pai) (2018)

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Not entirely satisfying, it's nonetheless a curiously poignant fable of profound premature loss, both enhanced and somewhat muddled by its slippery occult elements.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

There's no denying the young director's ability to conjure a doomed ambience out of an array of seemingly non-descript locations and inanimate objects.

October 26, 2018 | Full Review…

For fans of big scares, The Father's Shadow will leave little to be impressed by, but as a simmering family drama with supernatural elements, the film bears some considerable emotional heft and spooky visuals.

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

An emotional horror drama about how working class people are turned into walking corpses by capitalism and what effect this has on their families.

August 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It wants to say something about fatherhood and family, but it doesn't seem to earn the oppressive and vaguely nihilistic ending.

July 31, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The Father's Shadow is a meticulously crafted work of magical realism, embedded in its culture and ethos. It's the work of another intelligent, complex female director whose work will be fascinating to watch develop.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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