Films Based On Father-Daughter Relationships

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Interstellar (2014) 

Directed by Christopher Nolan, this film is a science fiction adventure, set in a dystopian future. The film finds its emotional core within the relationship between the father, Cooper and the daughter, Murph. It shows how their relationship evolves and changes for the greater good of the world. 

Aftersun (2022) 

This coming of age drama directed by Charlotte Wells is a heartrending story of Calum and his daughter, Sophie. Twenty years after their holiday Sophie reflects back on memories from their time on vacation. She tries to make sense of her father through these fading memories that still have an emotional hold over her. 

Hi Nanna (2023) 

This film directed by Shouryuv tells the story of a doting single father to a 6 year old. It is a drama that finds itself centered with the story of how a father struggles to be enough for his daughter while navigating questions about the absence of a mother-figure in her life.

Piku (2015) 

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this film tells the story of keen and empathetic observations of a father daughter relationship. Piku is an independent woman who has to balance her relationship and responsibilities with an ageing and yet opinionated father.

On the Rocks (2020) 

Directed by Sofia Coppola, this film is a comedy adventure. It is the story of Laura and her father, Felix. They set out on a mission to spy on Laura’s husband through New York, to clear out certain suspicions. Through the film, Laura and Felix discover a lot about marriage, ageing and their own relationship. 

Astu (2013) 

Directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, this Marathi film’s title translates to “So be it”. The story is about an old man and his family dealing with his onset of Alzheimer's disease. What follows is his disappearance one day and a mahout’s family keeping and caring for him.  

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