The special movie: Captain Fantastic
Viggo Mortensen plays Ben, an highly educated man who lives an unusual life with his wife and his six children having their home isolated in the wilderness, homeshooling their children and trying to prepare them for the “hard life”. When his wife dies due to a mental disorder, he and his offspring leave the self-created idyll to travel to the funeral on an old bus. The encounter with society puts the family and Ben’s ideals to a hard test….
A wonderful movie: funny, heartwarming, sad… a constant alternation of emotions between the crave to share this wonderful life and the tangible pain Ben is experiencing when he realizes that he cannot continue to live this way. The title seems totally daunting to me, like a typical American superhero movie. Do not be fooled, it is an amazing movie!