“Exquisitely honed… immaculately performed” – The Irish Times, ★ ★ ★ ★
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Judd Hirsch
Film info: 151 mins. USA. 2022. 12A (IFCO rating)
“Capture every moment”
New Jersey, 1952. Sammy Fabelman is the young son of Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt (Paul Dano). A trip to a Cecil B DeMille movie is a transformative experience for Sammy, and his parents encourage him to start making 8mm home movies. As the years pass, Sammy’s filmmaking ambitions continue to grow… but he also starts noticing some troubling cracks in his parents’ marriage.
Now a half century into his extraordinary career, Steven Spielberg tells some of his own life story in The Fabelmans. He directly draws on his own experiences growing up – particularly his relationships with his parents – for this deeply personal film. It’s masterfully directed and packed with great performances, including some delightful supporting and cameo appearances.
Festivals & awards:
Seven Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Michelle Williams) and Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch)
Toronto International Film Festival – People’s Choice Award
Golden Globe Awards – winner of Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director
“A treat for anyone remotely interested in cinema” – Irish Independent, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★