Directed by Rebecca Miller • 2005 • United States
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener
The utopian dreams of the 1960s bump up against the troubling realities of the modern world in Rebecca Miller’s edgy psychological drama. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a typically commanding performance as an environmentalist hippie holdout still living, decades after the peace-and-love era, on a remote island commune with his daughter (Camilla Belle), an intensely possessive teenager whose world is turned upside down when a trio of outsiders disrupt their insular existence. Fearlessly confronting the disquieting dimensions of family, sexuality, and growing up, THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE is a profoundly intimate, emotionally explosive study of a father-daughter relationship in extremis.