Wondering which films to watch? Spotlight presents thematically grouped, must see films, hand-picked by Fandor's curators.

Family Portrait

"A film set becomes its own family anyway, and all family dynamics come out during a shoot. The trick is hiring people who know how to handle that. " – Noah Baumbach

Family dynamics are unique. With fall and winter holidays approaching, we’re showcasing some of our more bizarre family portraits. Whether you relate to a regimented schedule (DOGTOOTH, THE QUANTIFIED SELF), a much looser approach (52 TUESDAYS, I USED TO BE DARKER), came from a one parent home (35 SHOTS OF RUM, I KILLED MY MOTHER), or you had to fend for yourself (BOY, SISTER) these films show no family is perfect. Now grab your ugly holiday sweater and say cheese.

Selected Films