Young Polish immigrant Ewa (a thrilling Cotillard) finds herself caught in a dangerous battle of wills with a shady burlesque manager (Phoenix) in James Gray’s richly detailed period tragedy. As a charismatic magician (Renner) starts to compete for Ewa’s affections, The Immigrant becomes a devastating reflection on family loyalty, urban disillusionment, and the unpredictable twists and turns of human motivation. Working with cinematographer Darius Khondji (Se7en, Amour), Gray imagines 1920s Manhattan as a dusty, sepia-toned dreamworld, by turns both luminous and ashen. Based on the stories and experiences told to Gray by his grandparents, The Immigrant is a true personal epic. Sneak preview courtesy of The Weinstein Company.
with James Gray
This screening will feature a Q&A with director James Gray moderated by Rodrigo Perez, founder of The Playlist.