Centring on a middle-aged filmmaker and her mother, who spend a few nights in an old country hotel, a location that holds meaning for them both. The film is an intricately layered piece about motherhood, memory and loss, dressed up as a gothic chiller
This beautifully composed drama centres on a middle-aged filmmaker and her mother, who spend a few nights in an old country hotel that holds meaning for them both. Featuring a towering, deeply moving performance by Tilda Swinton, The Eternal Daughter is an intricately layered piece about motherhood, memory and loss, dressed up as a gothic chiller.
Swirling mist, looming shadows, a ghostly presence half-glanced in a window... embracing some of the heightened stylistic flourishes seen in The Souvenir Part II, The Eternal Daughter takes director Joanna Hogg into exciting new territory, while retaining her distinctive naturalistic signature. The film exists entirely as its own deeply enthralling and moving drama, but fans of the filmmaker’s recent work will also find it a puzzle box of metatextual delights.
‘A gorgeous and enigmatic ghost story’ Time Magazine
‘An astounding Tilda Swinton gives the performance of the year’ The Wrap
Presented in High Definition
Audio commentary by Joanna Hogg and production designer Stéphane Collonge
Présages (2023, 11 mins): a short film by Joanna Hogg produced in 2023 for the Centre Pompidou’s ‘Où en êtes-vous?’ collection
Joanna Hogg in conversation (2023, 76 mins): the acclaimed filmmaker discusses her career so far with Jason Wood. Recorded at BFI Southbank as part of the season, Internal Reflections: The Films of Joanna Hogg.
Q&A with Joanna Hogg and Tilda Swinton (2023, 35 mins): the writer-director and star of The Eternal Daughter talk to Francine Stock about their latest collaboration
Original UK trailer
Audio description for the blind and visually impaired
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Catherine Bray and an essay on Joanna Hogg and her films by Hannah Strong
English subtitles for the deaf and partial hearing