Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are customarily brilliant, and biting, in Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Far from Heaven) playful exploration of an American scandal, direct from the Cannes Competition.
Twenty years ago Grace (Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) were the subject of a notorious tabloid relationship – he was thirteen, and she 23 years his senior. Grace served a prison sentence for her crime. Now, with the couple seemingly happily married and still in love, their twins are about to graduate from high school and leave the family home. Simultaneously, Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry (Portman) arrives on the scene to conduct research for a new film on the scandal in which she will portray Grace. She is welcomed by Grace who hopes that the film will set the record straight. But Elizabeth appears to be going a bit too “method” in her preparation, and her presence punctures the happy family scenario that Grace has so meticulously maintained. With Portman and Moore at the top of their game, Haynes is perfectly poised to extract both the drama and humour from this very American story.New sessions added – Back by Popular Demand
We’re bringing 13 of the most-loved and sold-out films back by popular demand, for another four days after Closing Night until Thursday 22 June! Single tickets on sale now. Flexipass redeems are not available for these special post-Festival sessions. Short films do not screen with Back by Popular Demand sessions.