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The Power of the Dog (12A)

New Zealand | 2021 | 126’ | TBC | Jane Campion
Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) returns to the LFF with a beguilingly dark drama about two wealthy brothers in the America West.

Rancher Phil Burbank (a brooding Benedict Cumberbatch) is an intimidating presence to all but his brother George (Jesse Plemons). The two men run a hugely successful inherited ranch on the edge of a tiny frontier town in the early 1920s. With only the company of the rough cattlehands, George yearns for something a little more refined, while Phil is content with their mutual isolation and craves his brother’s favour and companionship. But when George brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil turns on his most arresting power to torment. Adapting from a novel by Thomas Savage, Campion grips you from the start and expertly ratchets the tension – with Ari Wegner’s cinematography and Jonny Greenwood’s score helping to cast an ominous spell. Often playing affable eccentrics, this is a Benedict Cumberbatch unlike any we’ve seen, brilliantly terrorising every frame with silent menace. And scene by scene, our understanding of his cruel persona shifts in such surprising and fascinating ways. It’s a pleasure to welcome Campion back to the Festival for what is set to be an unforgettable American Express Gala.

Prices:

£6 / £4

Unreserved seating - for your comfort and safety, we’re selling at a reduced capacity. 

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  • Sun 28 Nov , 5:30 PM
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  • Mon 29 Nov , 5:30 PM
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  • Tue 30 Nov , 5:25 PM
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  • Wed 1 Dec , 2:05 PM
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  • Wed 1 Dec , 5:30 PM
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    For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included.

  • Thu 2 Dec , 11:30 AM
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    Soft Subtitles 

    For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included.

  • Thu 2 Dec , 5:25 PM
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    An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.