Dr Faraday (Gleeson), the son of a housemaid, has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he’s called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, but it’s now in decline and its inhabitants – a mother and her two children – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own. Based on Sarah Waters’ gothic horror novel of the same name.
Contains moderate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language.
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.
On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.
Having kicked off the 2018 Venice Film Festival – following in the gargantuan footsteps of another of Chazelle’s masterpieces, La La Land – First Man is set to make waves come awards season. The film revisits the life of navy-pilot-turned-astronaut Neil Armstrong (La La Land’s Ryan Gosling), following his epic journey to becoming the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission. Scripted by Spotlight writer Josh Singer, First Man spans Armstrong’s adventure from his acceptance into NASA’s astronaut programme in 1961 to his world-changing space walk eight years later – and all the sacrifices in between.
Contains infrequent strong language and moderate threat.