A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption. Brendan Fraser gives a career-defining performance in this arrestingly intimate drama from Darren Aronofsky. ‘The Whale’ invites us to identify with a man in a precarious state of isolation that has been exacerbated by a potentially lethal mix of technology and our culture of body shaming.
Festival HistoryToronto International Film Festival 2022, Venice Film Festival 2022
Cast And CreditsDirector : Darren Aronofsky
Producer : Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Jeremy Dawson
Screenplay : Samuel D. Hunter
DOP : Matthew Libatique
Editor : Andrew Weisblum
Cast : Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton
Darren Aronofsky (b.1969, New York). Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic
movies. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film studies. His features include ‘Pi, and
‘Requiem for a Dream’, ‘The Fountain’, ‘The Wrestler’, ‘Black Swan’, and ‘The Whale’ (2022) is his latest film.