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Dalíland (2023)

Opens on June 9

Director: Mary Harron Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Briney, Ezra Miller, Rupert Graves

Country: United States, France, United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival

Ben Kingsley stars as the titular Salvador Dalí, one of the most world-renowned artists of the 20th century. Set in New York and Spain in 1974, the film is told through the eyes of James (Christopher Briney), a young assistant keen to make his name in the art world, who helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí prepare for a big gallery show in New York. Meanwhile, the seemingly unshakable bond between Dalí and his wife, Gala (Barbara Sukowa) begins to stress and fracture.

About the filmmaker:

Mary Harron is a Canadian film director and screenwriter known for her explorations of darker themes and controversial issues. Her films have been selected at top festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and Venice. Her directorial debut I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature. She followed up with violent cult classic American Psycho (2000), pinup model biographical drama The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), gothic horror The Moth Diaries (2011), and the Manson Family cult drama Charlie Says (2018). Dalíland (2023) is her sixth feature film.

Her work in television includes directing the miniseries Alias Grace (2017), written by Sarah Polley from the novel by Margaret Atwood, and The Expecting (2020), created and written by Ben Ketai. Harron also directed episodes of acclaimed series such as The Following (2015), Graceland (2015), Constantine (2015), Big Love (2006), Six Feet Under (2005), and The L Word (2004), among others. Before she went into filmmaking, Harron wrote for Punk magazine and worked as a producer for the PBS series Edge (1991).

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