The Oscar-winnig Casey Affleck has made a splash with his latest directorial effort, Light of My Life. But Affleck is claiming that the film—which takes place in a society without women—is not a response to past claims of sexual misconduct. The film, which he wrote and starred in as well, premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.
The drama follows a father-daughter duo living by themselves as humanity ends. The logline reads that Light of My Life is set in a “society without women where gender roles have to be renegotiated.”
At the film’s Berlin press conference, he responded to questions about whether the movie was a response to his personal history: “It’s not. I wrote this movie and made this movie before all of those things became part of the conversation. I hope people keep their minds open and be responsible and measured in their reactions. And people can talk for themselves. It’s not something I can control.”