This Is A Remarkable Debut — “My Father Die” Vaults Sean Brosnan Into The Ranks Of Brilliant Directors


July 27, 2017 —  Southern Gothic just got a little more extreme, with a tough and violent heart.

Variety  said of My Father Die
Sean Brosnan’s accomplished feature debut is a primal bayou-country revenge tale bordering on horror. … [a] thematically simple, aesthetically complex revenge tale…this is a bold and talented debut…[Brosnan]…brings a poet’s flamboyance and unpredictable rhythms” to the film.

The swamp-thing progeny of Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Night of the Hunter (with a little Cape Fear thrown in), “My Father Die” offers blood-and-thunder Southern-gothic excess both tempered and heightened by vivid directorial texturing. “

“…this is a bold and talented debut, all the more impressive for transcending (while embracing) some shameless exploitation tropes. Performances are well tuned, with much of the pic’s effectiveness owing to the genuine warmth in scenes between Anderson, Candace Smith’s grown-up Nana and Jonathan Billions as her playful young son.”

The reviews have been glowing: 

“An experience you won’t forget in a hurry, My Father Die is a beautiful-looking slice of brutality and wanton destruction that holds itself together … Check it out.” Dread Central

“With three outstanding central performances…My Father Die might be one of the best movies of 2016.” Flickering Myth.com

My Father Die is a hard hitting southern gothic tale of a revenge gone wrong. It’s the debut feature of Sean Brosnan (son of Pierce Brosnan) and is as beautifully photographed, and shot, as it is relentlessly brutal. …My Father, Die is an accomplished debut, as well as being a truly satisfying and compelling genre film.” Britflicks

“This is his first feature, and he is not shy about it, hurling his lurid vision onto the screen with cheeky confidence. …Bathed in a funk of testosterone, and heaving with homophobia and misogyny, “My Father Die” is a trashy jewel. As with the Rubens painting of Saturn devouring one of his sons that punctuates certain scenes, you kind of can’t stop looking at it.” The New York Times.

My Father Die is available in DVD and Blu-ray, or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.


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