Sean Penn inadequate father in the America of dreams – Books

(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 27 – Based on a true story, the new film directed by Sean Penn and starring together with his thirty-year-old daughter Dylan with Robin Wright arrives in theaters. It’s A Life on the Run (Flag Day), which arrives in theaters from March 31st with Lucky Red after the preview in competition at the Cannes 2021 festival.

In the film, first of all you immediately notice the director’s love for his daughter, here in his first important role, together with his brother Hopper, in this biographical thriller: close-ups full of affection to tell the story of this girl, Jennifer ( Dylan Penn), who had as his father John Vogel (played by the director himself), a complicated figure, an eternal Peter Pan who loves to cheat and forge banknotes, but who has on his side the charm of those who transgress with ease, almost without realizing it. An ‘inadequate’ father and a daughter forced to be a parent against the backdrop of the great American landscapes, in a poignant, melancholy story full of love. Born on Flag Day, June 14, John feels a little like the son of the American flag, its emanation and so it is no coincidence that his motto is in the sign of the American Dream: “We must at all costs leave a trace “.

Based on Jennifer Vogel’s autobiographical book Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life (2005), the film tells the story of this daughter who must struggle to overcome the problems caused by her loving but not innocent father. bank robber and swindler who escaped arrest for years chasing crazy projects.

Also starring: Hopper Dylan, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Katheryn Winnick and Eddie Marsan. (HANDLE).