Friday, 20 August 2021 14:49

Stillwater: A Father’s Fight For His Lesbian Daughter

Stillwater film features a lesbian character.

Stillwater premiered at Cannes Film Festival on July 30, 2021. Matt Damon is playing a father who is searching for a way to clear his daughter’s name, who has been accused of murdering her girlfriend. With time running and nowhere to turn to, Baker is ready to do anything and everything at his disposal to find evidence.

The story of a love that defied prison

The movie follows the journey of Bill Baker, an oil-rig roughneck with a messy past who travels to France to visit his daughter Allison (Abigail Breslin), who is serving a nine-year prison sentence for a murder she claims she did not commit.

Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate Allison. In the course of his search, he meets a French stage actress and single mother named Virginie (Camille Cottin, Call My Agent!), who helps him, and her little girl Maya.

Camille Cottin.

A movie with two parallel stories

Stillwater is a movie that tries to tell two tales of family redemption: Matt Damon’s Oklahoma oil rig worker is the most clunky and old-fashioned part of the movie, while the shot at renewal he gets from Virginie turns out more engaging.

Abigail Breslin.

Allison has it all

Allison’s character is probably one of the most interesting characters. She is such a complex character, but we unfortunately never really get to know her well.

See it in cinemas near you

Directed by Tom McCarthy, Stillwater is or will be available in most theaters around the world.

Watch the trailer below:

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