The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016) at 8pm on Thursday, 28 June 2018, at the Ivy House.
With Nocturnal Animals you get two films for the price of one. The first film (reality) tells of Los Angeles art dealer Susan, divorced and remarried, whose novelist first husband Edward sends her his new novel, together with an invitation to dinner. Susan is becoming estranged from her (brute of a) second husband, and as she reads the novel, elements remind her of her first marriage to Edward whose pet name for her, Nocturnal Animal, is also the book’s title.
The second film is the novel as it plays out in her head, with her real first husband as its chief protagonist. As the ‘second’ film – a western revenge tragedy - unfolds, so do her fond (and not so fond) memories of her first marriage and its downfall. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the first husband and novel ‘hero’, with Amy Adams the art-dealer wife.
Director: Tom Ford
Running time: 116 minutes.
We say: this is a modern, award-winning film with strong leads and direction, with a suitably enigmatic and post-modern conclusion.
Film at 8pm.
Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/426308
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THE IVY HOUSE
40 Stuart Road
London SE15 3BE