Falling follows John Peterson (Viggo Mortensen), a gay man whose conservative and homophobic father Willis (Lance Henriksen) starts to exhibit symptoms of dementia, forcing him to sell the family farm and move to Los Angeles to live with John and his husband Eric (Terry Chen).
This 2020 drama film is written and directed by Viggo Mortensen in his feature directorial debut. Falling also stars Sverrir Gudnason, Laura Linney, Hannah Gross and David Cronenberg.
- Starring : Lance Henriksen / Sverrir Gudnason
- Genre : Drama
- Country : Canada / United Kingdom
- Language : English
- Director : Viggo Mortensen
- Production : Perceval Pictures / Baral Waley Productions / Scythia Films / Zephyr Films / Achille Productions / Ingenious Media
- Distributor : GEM Entertainment / Metropolitan Filmexport / Modern Films / Splendid Film / M2 Films / Youplanet Pictures
Falling release date
- January 31, 2020 : USA (Sundance Film Festival)
- September 1, 2020 : Canada (Toronto International Film Festival)
- September 1, 2020 : Spain (Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival)
- October 2, 2020 : Spain
- November 4, 2020 : France
- December 4, 2020 : UK
- Viggo Mortensen as John Peterson
- Lance Henriksen as Willis
- Sverrir Gudnason
- Laura Linney as Sarah
- Hannah Gross as Gwen
- Terry Chen as Eric
- David Cronenberg as Proctologist
- Bracken Burns as Jill
- Piers Bijvoet as Will
- Grady McKenzie as Little John
- Etienne Kellici as Young John
- Carina Battrick as Little Sarah
- William Healy as John (15 yrs)
- Ella Jonas Farlinger as Paula (16 Years Old)
- Ava Kozelj as Sarah (10 years old)
Falling is produced by Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Bekerman and Chris Curling. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2020, where it received a nomination for Best Canadian Feature Film. Falling is scheduled to be released by Modern Films in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2020.
Mortensen had not originally intended to play a role in the film, but he had to be part of the cast, to be able to secure production funding.
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