Anna Pniowsky & Casey Affleck in Official Trailer for 'Light of My Life'
"Just because people aren't getting sick anymore, doesn't mean the world is right again." Saban Films has debuted the official trailer for Light of My Life, a new film written and directed by actor Casey Affleck. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and also stopped by the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a disease has killed all women, the film is about a father who must hide his daughter to keep her safe from the remaining few scavengers left alive. It's mostly a slow burn, dialogue-based, quiet drama with just a few thrilling, action-y moments. Affleck stars with newcomer Anna Pniowsky, and the small indie cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Tom Bower, Timothy Webber, and Hrothgar Mathews. If you like the look of this low key father-daughter drama, it's worth seeking out.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Casey Affleck's Light of My Life, direct from YouTube:
Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested. Light of My Life is both written and directed by American actor / filmmaker Casey Affleck, director of the films The Book of Charles and Joaquin Phoenix's faux-doc I'm Still Here previously. Produced by Teddy Schwartzman, Casey Affleck, and John Powers Middleton. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and it also played at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this summer. Saban Films will release Affleck's Light of My Life in theaters + on VOD starting August 9th this summer. Who's interested in this?
Interesting, of course. Few years back, I read the comic book (divided in five parts, one single story consisting of more than 2000 pages) with the opposite premise (all men are gone but one and the world is mostly populated by women in some dystopic environment, of course). I think that one was more interesting than this one. But still, I would like to see this one too ...
shiboleth on Jul 23, 2019
There's so much about this that goes against my being interested. It's digital and I hate the look. That's a biggie for me. Not interested in watching Moss...the premise is a bit hard to swallow. However....I do like Casey Affleck. I can't stand his brother Ben...his acting or directing...but Casey seems more outside the slick Hollywood trip Ben is on and more artistic, talented and authentic. I did like this trailer so am interested in seeing this. I don't care much for the title though. It's a bit too mushy for my tastes. I hope it does well for Casey Affleck and he can make some more films of his own.
thespiritbo on Jul 23, 2019
Looks pretty good and it looks well shot. I see Adam Arkapaw is DP on this so that doesn't come as a surprise. Music by Daniel Hart is also a plus, loved his score for "A Ghost Story". I'm in!
Efterklang on Jul 23, 2019
Yes! That's what I like to hear. Hope you dig it.
Alex Billington on Jul 23, 2019
Affleck the younger is so good in these roles. Although this is basically, THE ROAD, I want to see it.
DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2019
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