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The Power of the Dog (2021)

Opens on February 4

Director: Jane Campion Run Time: 127 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances Conroy, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Country: United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand
Language: English

About the film:

Winner of Best Direction at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. A domineering, magnetic rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog received 12 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

About the filmmaker:

Jane Campion, one of today’s greatest filmmakers, was the first female filmmaker to receive the Palme d’Or and the second to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, both for her sensational 1993 feature The Piano. A regular prize winner at Venice, she has also earned accolades from Toronto and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, among many others. Her body of work includes the 1986 Short Film Palme d’Or winner Peel and features An Angel at My Table, The Portrait of a Lady, Holy Smoke, In the Cut, and Bright Star.

Her first film in over ten years, The Power of the Dog has been called her most ambitious to date and is the first focused on men. Read more from the filmmaker here.

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