The Wedding Guest

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
2018
96 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) is a mysterious and compelling presence in Michael Winterbottom’s thrilling, modern film noir about a wedding guest with ulterior motives.

British man Jay (Patel) travels to Pakistan ostensibly to attend a wedding, but his multiple passports and proficiency with weapons suggest that he has something very different in mind. After a daring raid, he spirits away the bride-to-be, Samira (Radhika Apte, Sacred Games, Lust Stories) and flees across the border to India. Winterbottom (The Killer Inside Me, SFF 2010; The Trip, SFF 2011; On the Road, SFF 2017), a prolific director with an astonishing range of films traversing countries and genres, proves himself an expert at thrillers too. He ratchets up the tension as the two characters play a potentially deadly game of deception with each other – and their mutual attraction simmers.

Winterbottom... creates a story about gorgeous people committing crimes and double-crossing each other, where no one is innocent.
Monica Castillo, rogerebert.com
The director... and his camera turn the various towns and cities of India and Pakistan into aesthetic elements without ever exoticizing them. They go from forbidding backdrops, underlining the characters’ alienation, to expressions of romantic longing. It’s... gorgeous, and surprisingly moving.
Bilge Ebiri, Vulture

Tickets

Wed 5 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Fri 7 June
6:30pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
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Features, Selling Fast
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Producer
Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom, Dev Patel
Cast
Dev Patel, Radhika Apte
Screenwriter
Michael Winterbottom
Cinematographer
Giles Nuttgens
Editor
Marc Richardson
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Crime, Indian Subcontinent, Asia, Focus on Women, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
World Sales: Park Circus Group
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