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Feature 7.9
Video 8.4
Audio 8.1
Special Features   N/A
Total 8.2

Distributor: Icon
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Reviewer: Brent Jago
Classification
: M15+

8.2


And when did you last see your father?

Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) is a man who has had a rough relationship with his father; Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent) during his childhood upbringing. From his fathers disapproval with Blakeís choice of profession he wishes to pursue, as a writer, to the public flirting with other woman and the longstanding  affair he has been having. When his father is diagnosed with terminal cancer, in the weeks leading up to his death, Blake looks back on these memories from his life, trying to make sense of his relationship with his father and the influence he has had on his life, while at the same time, trying to say goodbye. 

And when did you last see your father? isnít a happy film, by any stretch. Filled with sadness, fractured and strained relationships and at some times, moments of heartbreak. Colin Firth gives a strong, scaled back performance  as Blake, who analyses his relationship with his father, trying to solve what kind of a man his father really was, his influence on his life and the actions that he took throughout their lives. It isnít all a downer though, with probably the most uplifting scene in the film being Arthur teaching a young Blake how to drive along a beach, with a great sense of father and son bonding. 

The Blu-ray transfer is quite nice, really highlighting the village landscape shots in the film, with rolling green paddocks and the raining campout scene is another nice high note. The film does have a gold tone to all the younger childhood flashback scenes of Blake, which is shown up very nicely by the transfer. It isnít the best though, with some small amounts of film grain shown, though they are fairly rare. 

And when did you last see your father? is a sad, but strong little film, with some heavy drama and great performances from all. Itís really worth a viewing.






 
 



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