Celebrated director/producer Steven Spielberg, pioneer of the modern blockbuster, finds his allegorical Rosebud moment in this semi-autobiographical story about his evolution as a filmmaker. The director’s avatar, Sammy Fabelman, is the Jewish son of a concert pianist and hard-working electrical engineer, not unlike Spielberg’s own parents. Growing up in post-WWII Arizona, he becomes increasingly comfortable behind the camera, documenting his developing inspirations and obsessions through the stories he constructs. He soon discovers that his films do more than just break down barriers; they also reveal startling truths about his family.
Winner of 2 Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture
“The Fabelmans does it all, with an expansive spirit and that quintessential Spielbergian combination of honesty and sentiment.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“Looking back with adult eyes, Spielberg sees his parents with all their flaws, yet infuses the film with warmth, understanding and love.” — Caryn James, BBC.com
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano