The son of a journalist and the actor, Walter Huston, John Huston went on to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated film directors who made such classic features as The Maltese Falcon and The African Queen while he played with the glamorous images of most of his actors such as Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner or Katharine Hepburn. Married five times - and divorced four - it was his third wife, the former ballerina, Enrica Soma, who gave birth to his two legitimate children, Tony and Anjelica. Although their upbringing within an Irish castle resembled that of a fairytale with the swashbuckling charismatic father, the beautiful delicate mother and the captivating entourage, the Huston family bore its own failures and secrets. The adventurous and unfaithful John Huston, Enrica Soma’s death in a car crash after she had left her husband and established herself with her children in the Swinging London as well as Anjelica Huston’s submissiveness to the paternal figure - falling for magnetic authoritarian elder men - made triumph and disaster mingle just as within John Huston’s films. When one knows that Anjelica Huston’s birth was announced to her father with the help of a telegram carried by a barefoot runner in the heart of the Belgian Congo, it is clear that you are dealing with a larger-than-life tribe.