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Nocturnal Animals (15)
- Thu 5 Jan: 6pm & 8.15pm
- Fri 6 Jan: 2.30pm
- Sat 7 Jan: 6.30pm
Director: Tom Ford
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
USA, 116 mins, 2016
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival
In writer-director Tom Ford’s deliciously outrageous follow up to A Single Man, LA gallery owner Susan unexpectedly receives a manuscript from her unsuccessful novelist ex-husband, revealing a vengeance-seeking agenda. Reading it while her current husband is away on an adulterous weekend, we’re treated to a film within a film, as Susan is forced to reconcile a nightmarish narrative constructed by her broken-hearted ex with her own past and new, failing marriage.
Expect career-best performances from leads Adams, Gyllenhaal and Shannon, but with scene-stealing turns from Laura Linney and Andrea Riseborough that are equally impressive.
‘Nocturnal Animals delivers a double shot of horror and Nabokovian despair… there is an unwholesome kind of toxic deliciousness in this film: a vodka kick of pure malice.’ ★★★★★
‘Intoxicating, provocative, delicious’
‘An explosive tale of love, violence and revenge.’
‘Nothing short of stunning’