The Power of the Dog 2021 M

8.30PM Fri 1 Jul 2022 (2hrs 6mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Jane Campion would become only the third woman to win the Best Director Academy Award for her work directing this simmering neo-Western. Set in 1925 Montana, it is a study of the severe Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) who resents his brother George (Jesse Plemons) for marrying Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and bringing her teenage son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) into their lives on the ranch. His cruel demeanour grows more sinister as he takes Peter under his wing and the nature of their relationship becomes increasingly opaque. A gripping psychological study captured by Australian cinematographer Ari Wegner and scored by Jonny Greenwood, both of whom received Academy Award nominations for their work on the film.

M | Mature themes

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 126 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM/CANADA/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JANE CAMPION / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY THOMAS SAVAGE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ARI WEGNER / EDITOR: PETER SCIBERRAS / PROD CO: CROSS CITY FILMS, BBC FILMS, MAX FILMS INTERNAITONAL, SEE-SAW FILMS, NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION, BAD GIRL CREEK, BRIGHT STAR / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TRANSMISSION FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP