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Stars at Noon Unclassified 15+

Director: Claire Denis
Origin: France (2022)
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Genre: Crime , Drama , Romance , Thriller

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Legendary French sensualist Claire Denis returns with a steamy, Cannes Grand Prix–winning romance-thriller starring Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn.

In this swooning, sexually charged adaptation of Denis Johnson’s 1986 novel, Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, MIFF 2019) stars as an American journalist drifting through a boozy haze in Nicaragua. While there, a side hustle in sexual favours leads her into a hot and heavy liaison with a mysterious English businessman (Alwyn, The Favourite, The Souvenir: Part II) – and into a web of political espionage from which both desperately seek to escape.

One of contemporary cinema’s greatest auteurs, Denis (Let the Sunshine In, MIFF 2017; Bastards, MIFF 2013; Beau Travail, MIFF 2000) infuses the source text’s drama with her singular brand of disquieting eroticism, updating its Nicaraguan Revolution backdrop to a pandemic-addled world haunted by the ghosts of colonisation and foreign co-dependence. With slippery supporting turns from John C. Reilly as a harried editor and filmmaker Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems; Good Time, MIFF 2017) as a shadowy stranger, Stars at Noon is sheer cinematic seduction – all danger and desire.

“From the film’s bristling, dust-licked atmospherics to its frank, corporeal eroticism to yet another shivery, enveloping score by longtime collaborators Tindersticks, [Stars at Noon] is vintage Denis.” – Variety

Tickets

Fri 05 Aug 9:15 pm [11061]
Stars at Noon (135 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 13 Aug 3:00 pm [19471]
Stars at Noon (135 mins)
Hoyts 10 / 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Sat 20 Aug 5:45 pm [21851]
Stars at Noon (135 mins)
The Astor Theatre
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Key Cast
Benny Safdie, Joe Alwyn, John C. Reilly, Margaret Qualley
Director
Claire Denis
Producer
Olivier Delbosc
Screenwriters
Andrew Litvack, Claire Denis, Denis Johnson, Léa Mysius
Cinematographer
Eric Gautier
Composer
Tindersticks
Editor
Guy Lecorne
Costume Designer
Judy Shrewsbury
Production Designer
Arnaud de Moleron
Premiere Status
Victorian Premiere
Company Credit
Distributor: Rialto Distribution

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