Phantom Thread (15)

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Phantom Thread (15)

USA/2017/130mins/15 Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville

In 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock his sister are the centre of fashion: dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. An illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running with a beautiful soundtrack from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and extraordinary final performance from Day-Lewis, who has announced his retirement.

Paul Thomas Anderson

The son of a late night horror host, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has consistently and thoroughly examined the joys and horrors of humanity through his powerful filmmaking. Despite attending film school for only two days he has created some of the greatest films of the last twenty years, relying on his obsessive consumption of the visual medium and collaborating with the most immense talents in acting, photography and music. We present a short season to demonstrate how his compelling and epic character portraits have led to the new film Phantom Thread and the swansong of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

Audio Description available on all screenings and Soft Subtitles available on selected screenings. To see which screenings have Soft Subtitles, click "Book Tickets" at the top of the page.

"Day-Lewis gives a performance of an almost ridiculously charismatic outrageousness, the sort only he could get away with…There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance. "
The Guardian

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