Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
Directed by Joachim Trier. Norway/France/Denmark, Narrative, 109 min. In English.
Starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Amy Ryan, and Jesse Eisenberg
An aging schoolteacher (Gabriel Bryne) grappling with the recent death of his photojournalist wife (Isabelle Huppert) attempts to reconcile with his two very different sons: a shy, reclusive high-schooler (Devin Druid) and his academic older son (Jesse Eisenberg). In his first English-language feature, acclaimed Norwegian director Joachim Trier delivers an intelligent, emotional and original tale about the disruption that hides behinds an idyllic suburban landscape.
“Sensitive and complicated…The kind of multi-faceted, ambitious, incompletely resolved American drama that American filmmakers never seem to get around to making…This is a film of superb performances, mysteries, and moments of earthy poeticism.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The A.V. Club
“Alternately wise, melancholic and good-humored…A smart, measured tale steeped in understatement and complemented by first-rate performances all around.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire