Phantom Thread – September Movie at Walton & Weybridge Film Society
Wed September 18th 2019: 8pm
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson USA, 2017, 130 mins, English language, colour.
Leading players: Daniel Day Lewis (Reynolds Woodcock) Vicki Krieps (Alma) Lesley Manville (Cyril)
In his final film, Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a masterful performance as a society dressmaker beguiled by a young waitress
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, his first movie outside of the US, is a gothic romance set in 1950s London. It explores the rigid world of haute couture and the English class system. The film centers around Reynolds Woodcock, a control freak and high end fashion designer who custom makes dresses for royalty and high society in 1950s London.
Helped by his sister, Cyril, with whom he has a co- dependent relationship, he is a handsome and dashing man about town who has a succession of live-in lovers who, are swiftly discarded once their usefulness is over.
However when he meets Alma, a waitress on one of his country visits, things change and she goes back to his country cottage to be used for measurements for a new dress.
She becomes his live-in girlfriend and fully integrates into his professional life even though his sister warns him that she is outstaying her welcome.
However she wants more from the relationship and the rest of the film is devoted to this.
The young Luxembourg actress, Vicky Krieps, while relatively unknown, plays Alma brilliantly. There are many references and similarities to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca.
The film was nominated for six Academy Awards (Oscars): Best Picture, Director (Anderson), Actor in a Leading Role (Day-Lewis), Actress in a Supporting Role (Lesley Manville), Costume Design, and Original Score.
About Our Film Society
We meet at roughly three-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings, commencing at 8pm at The Amanda Smith Theatre, St George’s College, Addlestone to watch well regarded (mostly recent) films that have probably not been shown in our local cinemas.
Refreshments are provided without charge in a side room after each show and film club members are invited to discuss their reactions to the movie with the Committee and other members.
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Movie Programme for 2019-20
Sept 4th 2019 – The Favourite
Sept 18th 2019 – Phantom Thread
Oct 9th 2019 – Cold War
Oct 23th 2019 – Green Book
Nov 13th 2019 – Lady Bird
Jan 8th 2020 – Woman at War
Feb 19th 2020 – Roma
Mar 4th 2020 – Shoplifters
April 1st 2020 – Happy as Lazzaro
April 15th 2020 – La Vagabonde
May 6th 2020 – Jeune Femme
May 27th 2020 – Capernaum
Early Membership Discount
There is a discount for members who join and pay by a certain date at the start of a season.
September 2019 Movie – Phantom Thread
At The Amanda Smith Theatre,
St George’s College
Event Times & Venue
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Start Time: 8pm.
Address: The Amanda Smith Theatre,
St George’s College,
Surrey KT15 2QS
Directions, Access & Parking: St George’s College is easy to locate.
Leave Weybridge at the St James’s Church roundabout, into Balfour Road over the Portmore Park Road roundabout and follow the road towards Addlestone, take the third exit at the Addlestone roundabout into the college.
The barrier will open, follow the road and electronic sign. There will be one more barrier and parking will be ahead on the right.
Sat Nav Postcode: KT15 2QS
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