The Whale

Darren Aronofsky
2022 117 United States


From Darren Aronofsky comes The Whale, the story of a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.


  • Brendan Fraser
  • Sadie Sink
  • Ty Simpkins
  • Hong Chau
  • Samantha Morton
  • Sathya Sridharan


  • Samuel D. Hunter


  • Matthew Libatique


  • Coll Anderson
  • Steve Baine
  • Chris Chae
  • Smokey Cloud
  • Mark Goodermote
  • Craig Henighan
  • James Hyde
  • Drew Kunin
  • Skip Lievsay
  • Daniel Moctezuma
  • Jill Purdy
  • Maaike Snoep


  • Rob Simonsen


It is a vintage Aronofsky sign-off: as overpowering as the endings of The Wrestler and Black Swan. Who knew a film about the weakness of the flesh could be such balm for the soul?
Robbie Collin The Telegraph 04/09/2022

Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was born and raised in Brooklyn. In 2010, Aronofsky received a Best Director Academy Award nomination for his indie box office phenomenon Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for  her performance. 2008’s The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke won the Golden Lion for the best film at the Venice Film Festival. Previous to that were the acclaimed and award-winning films The Fountain (2006), Requiem for a Dream (2000), and π (1998). Aronofsky wrote and directed 2017’s mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Before that, Aronofsky made the 2014 box office hit Noah starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. His upcoming film The Whale (2022) for A24 stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, and Samantha Morton.


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