Dir. Todd Haynes, US, 2023, 113 mins. Cast. Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton.
From the outside, Gracie and Joe are the perfect suburban couple. That is, if you don’t take into account the fact that their relationship was a tabloid sensation 20 years ago. When Elizabeth, an actor, arrives at their home to research for a role in a film based on Gracie, it becomes clear that the couple’s relationship isn’t as strong as they’d like to believe. As the truth begins to unspool, and Elizabeth immerses herself in her role, it becomes clear that she’s not the only one acting. What is the truth to Gracie and Joe’s relationship? And is Elizabeth’s presence complicating things even further? Todd Haynes effortlessly combines classical melodrama with contemporary preoccupations of celebrity and scandal.
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Friday 1st December 2023 – Thursday 7th December 2023