The story

Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a 27-year-old grieving after the loss of her father (Anthony Hopkins), a genius mathematician whose mind gradually deteriorated from mental illness. With her sister, Claire (Hope Davis), urging Catherine to leave their family home, and an ambitious student (Jake Gyllenhaal) searching through her father's notes, Catherine struggles to keep her composure and her sanity in this drama adapted from the stage play by David Auburn.

The Team

Director: John Madden

Screenplay: David Auburn, Rebecca Miller

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis


2006 Golden Globes

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Gwyneth Paltrow) (Nomination)

2005 Venice Film Festival

  • Golden Lion (John Madden)

2005 Ghent International Film Festival

  • George’s Delerue Prize (Stephen Warbeck)
  • Grand Prix (John Madden) (Nomination)