- Ends ThursdayDir. Anne Fontaine, Australia, 2013, 100 min., R, DCPOfficial Website
A gripping tale of love, lust, and the power of friendship, ADORE (which premiered at Sundance under the title TWO MOTHERS) charts the unconventional and passionate affairs embarked upon by two lifelong friends, played by Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, who fall in love with each other’s sons. Afraid of facing the ire and judgment of their insular seaside community, they continue the relationships in secret over years. Once the affairs are discovered, the revelation threatens to tear apart their lives and those of the young men, who must eventually choose between following a well-worn path or their true desires. Meticulously composed and directed by Anne Fontaine (COCO BEFORE CHANEL), and featuring riveting performances by Watts and Wright whose fearless engagement with both the physical and psychological components of the story is breathtaking, ADORE radiates with sweltering sensuality while wading into the dark waters of forbidden love. (Adapted from the Sundance Film Festival Program Guide)
“An incredibly provocative piece of work, featuring a brave and vulnerable performance by Naomi Watts and a career-high acting masterclass from Robin Wright (who is cast perfectly).” —Damon Wise, The Guardian
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