‘His Three Daughters,’ written and directed by Azazel Jacobs, features a stellar cast, including Carrie Coon, Olsen, and Natasha Lyonne. The film debuted at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered glowing reviews. It may seem like a straightforward story on the surface, as three daughters unite to care for their ailing father. However, the complexities of their relationships unfold, resulting in a profoundly moving and honest narrative with exceptional performances that left a lasting impact on audiences.
What is the Plot of His Three Daughters?
When their father’s health worsens, three estranged sisters come together to try to plan for the inevitable. The eldest is high-strung Katie (Carrie Coon), who talks a hundred miles a minute and stresses about all the practical details. The middle sister, Rachel (Natasha Lyonne), is ready to check out after spending a year taking care of the man. And the youngest sibling, Christina (Elizabeth Olsen), seems always on the verge of tears, trying her best to clumsily keep the peace while they’re all stuck in their father’s small apartment.
The three actors deliver absorbing performances, defining distinct personalities, each with their own perspective on how to deal with the situation. Their father remains hidden from our view, confined to his bed, but as the daughters take turns butting heads, we slowly piece together a portrait through the women he raised.
Produced by Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, Lia Buman, Marc Marrie, Mal Ward, Matt Aselton, Tim Headington, Jack Selby, and Diaz Jacobs, it is a collaboration between High Frequency Entertainment, Arts & Sciences, Tango, Animal Pictures, Talkies Inc., and Case Study Films. Kendall Anderson’s creative touch shines as the production designer, while Gene Park handles sound and Cinetic Media manages publicity. The original score comes from Rodrigo Amarante, and the US Sales Agent is Creative Artists Agency (CAA).