The Eternal Daughter
Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Joanna Hogg. 2022, 96 mins. DCP. With Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies, Alfie Sankey-Green. Hogg is one of the most consistently surprising, visually and emotionally precise filmmakers working anywhere in the world today, and her latest is at once an unexpected left turn and completely in keeping with her cinematic project. Taking the apparent form of a classical ghost story, The Eternal Daughter stars a marvelous Tilda Swinton in two roles, as an elderly mother and her middle-aged filmmaker daughter, staying together at a sinister, fog-enshrouded hotel in the English countryside. It’s the older woman’s birthday, and the younger woman is working on the script for a new movie. Strange things go bump in the night, and there’s an eerie sense of imminent danger in the nearly empty establishment, but Hogg twists the haunted house genre and finds something poignant, melancholy, and entirely new. Following her transformative one-two punch of The Souvenir films, Hogg has made another deeply moving and atmospheric film about the unknowability of those closest to us.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.