03 Dec - 08 Dec 2022
- Cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta
- Directed by James Gray
- Cert 15
Acclaimed director James Gray (Ad Astra, The Lost City of Z) returns to earthly matters with this deeply personal and moving coming-of-age story that depicts memories of his own childhood. This emotive drama is one that showcases the complexities of growing up in a Jewish-American immigrant family in a way that exemplifies the nuanced experience of being both White and Jewish in 1980s America.
When Paul ignites a friendship with Johnny, a Black student at his school, he soon starts to notice the difference in treatment towards them. The structure of these differing race relations shapes the themes of the story, as young Paul embarks on a journey of understanding of the society around him and the divergent paths that it offers us.
Anthony Hopkins continues his late career renaissance in a spellbinding performance as Paul’s grandfather with Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong delivering stirring chemistry as Paul’s parents who hold the best of intentions for their son. In a film likely to a strong Oscars contender, we see in poignant detail the minor moments that set us on our life-long course.
Cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, Banks Repeta
Directed by James Gray