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Challengers (2024)

Opens on April 26

Director: Luca Guadagnino Run Time: 131 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2024

Starring: A.J. Lister, Jake Jensen, Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist, Zendaya

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Tennis player turned coach Tashi has taken her husband, Art, and transformed him into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a “Challenger” event — close to the lowest level of pro tournament — where he finds himself standing across the net from his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

About the filmmaker:

Luca Guadagnino is an acclaimed Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. For directing and producing Call Me by Your Name (2017), he received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Nastro d’Argento for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction and Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Among his many projects, he has collaborated a number of times with actress Tilda Swinton, including on the films The Protagonists (1999), I Am Love (2009), A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018), a remake of the 1977 film of the same name. His most recent features include two 2022 Venice Film Festival selections, Bones and All (2022) and the documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2022), and Challengers (2023), originally set to open the 2023 Venice Film Festival before the premiere date was pushed to 2024.

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