Louder than Bombs
Two years after her sudden death, the family of famed photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert) is still trying to cope with their loss. Gene (Gabriel Byrne) struggles as a single parent. Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg), the elder son, has just had a baby of his own and finds the transition from child to parent daunting. The younger son, Conrad (newcomer Devin Druid), is a typical teenager, wearing his alienation as a badge of honor and resisting his father’s attempts to connect. On the occasion of a major retrospective of Isabelle’s work, Jonah returns home to help his father. All three men are flooded with memories, and secrets are unearthed—most notably the truth behind the mysterious circumstances of Isabelle’s death. Shifting between past and present, LOUDER THAN BOMBS is an intimate portrait of parents and children and the many things that tear them apart and bring them together.