The Last Photograph

  • The Kodachrome Elegies The Kodachrome Elegies


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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:85 min.
Premiere Status:North American
Director:Danny Huston
Producer:Simon Astaire
Farah Abushwesha
Cat Villiers
Screenwriter:Simon Astaire
Cinematographer:Ed Rutherford
Editor:Francisco Forbes
Cast:Danny Huston
Sarita Choudhury
Stacy Martin
Note Writer:Lucy Laird


Sweets wrappers tossed onto a car floor, flower petals lifted by a breeze, swing carousel riders spinning against a gray sky—a swirl of memories and layers of grief haunt London bookseller Tom Hammond, whose son Luke died in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Iconic actor Danny Huston returns to directing after a 20-year hiatus and takes the lead as the heartbroken father whose most treasured possession is the last photograph taken together with his son. When the fading Polaroid goes missing, Tom’s buried agony rises to the surface. Set along two timelines, in 1988 and 2003, this tour-de-force of impressionistic montage intersperses scenes of Luke’s first love affair, the days surrounding his death, Tom’s fevered search of the city, and his tentative attempts to connect with a lovely café proprietor (Sarita Choudhury, Mississippi Masala, Hunger Games: Mocking Jay). But it is Huston’s own shattering performance that renders this narrative mosaic into such an affecting portrayal of loss.

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Award-winning actor and director Danny Huston is known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. He has a storied career both in front of and behind the camera and an extensive film and television resume. He got his start directing Mr. North (1988), and he gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivansxtc, for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003. Huston’s first television series was Starz’s Magic City, for which he was honored with a Golden Globe nomination. Huston can currently be seen in Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman, and he recently completed filming Paranoid for Netflix, Game Night, and Stan and Ollie.