Perceval Pictures and Quiver Distribution will be releasing Falling, the directorial debut of actor Viggo Mortensen, on February 5th. The simultaneous theatrical, digital, and on demand release comes almost exactly one year after its world premiere as the closing night film of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It has since played at a number of festivals around the world.
Mortensen stars in the film as John, who is struggling to deal with his aging father, played by Lance Henriksen, whose gradually worsening dementia brings out the worst in him and triggers painful memories from John’s childhood. Laura Linney plays John’s sister who, with John, tries to determine the best way to help her intolerant and impossibly stubborn parent.
Mortensen has twice contended at the Oscars for acting, for Eastern Promises and Captain Fantastic, and Linney has been nominated for her performances in You Can Count on Me, Kinsey, and The Savages. Henriksen earned three Golden Globe nominations in the 1990s for the TV series Millennium, and he recently won the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) Competition award for Best Actor for Falling.
Watch the new teaser trailer for Falling below: