“Flag Day” stars Sean Penn and his daughter Dylan Penn in a story that centers on the complicated relationship between a father and his daughter. We caught up with the actress to talk about this role and her relationship to cinema, as well as this experience of working alongside Sean Penn.
Flag Day, Sean Penn facing his daughter
Flag Day is the adaptation of Film-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life by Jennifer Vogel. Le Film tells the story the complicated relationship between Jennifer and her father John Vogel who will have spent his life lying to him and committing more or less important crimes. We follow Jennifer from her childhood, the journey she takes to build herself in a chaotic family environment with a little helping mother and a father to whom she tries all the same to cling to. To interpret the young woman, Dylan Penn was chosen while his father Sean Penn is in the making and also plays John. Thus, father and daughter in the city find themselves in front of the screen.
Who is Dylan Penn?
However, originally Dylan Penn did not see himself as an actress, preferring to work in the cinema as a producer or director. But it was his parents, Sean Penn and Robin Wright, who advised him to try acting first to know how to direct actors. Good advice as Dylan Penn is convincing in Flag Day. A role that earned him elsewhere the New Hollywood Prize in Deauville this year.
In addition, its performance is necessarily to be highlighted with his relationship with his father. Met on the occasion of the film’s release, the actress explains to us that she had some concerns at the idea of filming with him.
“I was afraid at first to work with him. I felt ready for him to lead me. But working on the same side of the camera made me very nervous. “
A stress which disappeared after the first takes and which gave way to a real alchemy between the two. Flag Day is to be discovered in theaters on October 29, 2021.