Light of My Life

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: August 9, 2019 (limited)
DVD: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray: October 8, 2019
VOD: August 9, 2019
Digital: August 9, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 6 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Casey Affleck, Anna Pniowsky, Tom Bower, Elisabeth Moss


A father (Casey Affleck) and his daughter (Anna Pniowsky) journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a plague has wiped out nearly all of the world's females. In fact, the little girl, now 11, has no memory of ever seeing another female.

In order to protect his daughter, whom he calls Rag, from "angry men" in this dystopian world that's devoid of females, he disguises her as a boy, and shows her to how to live off the land. They camp in the woods, and he teaches her about ethics and history, memory and morality as they make their way to Rag's paternal great-grandmother's house, where the father hopes they'll be safe. But a chance encounter threatens the precautions Dad and Rag have set up, risking the refuge this parent and child have created in a world thrown completely out of balance.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in British Columbia. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Casey Affleck
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Casey Affleck, Teddy Schwarzman, John Powers Middleton
Screenplay: Casey Affleck

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  • 5 stars "I can't understand why this film has an R rating. The film was appropriate for any one over 10 to see. Our kids who are in Middle school really liked it. My wife and I thought the film was good but not fantastic but overall we would give it five stars (barely). The film would have been much better and stranger if the premise was a grandmother caring for one of the last boys on Earth in a world of women. Having to pretend to be a girl would have been more tense and the premise of a female competitive world would have been something new to the screen. My kids thought this film would have been great as a book and I agree feeling the film felt as if it were an adoption from a book. My opinion is don't shy away from the film because of the rating -the only reason for the R rating is a period at the end of the film where a gun is used and some hand to hand combat which is far less gritty than say in the film Saving Private Ryan. I recommend this film."
  • 5 stars "For fans of the film The Road and the 2018 film Leave No Trace this film is worth seeing. A message that in the darkest circumstances the love between two people burns like a candle even brighter the darker things get. I love this theme and saw the creation of it with Children of Men so many years ago."