Phantom Thread (15)
Monday 29th October 2018
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Meal Deal available at the Royal Oak Inn, Lostwithiel. Ring 01208 872552 to book your film tickets and table.
Our main October film will be Phantom Thread, a ravishing period film which tells the story of dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock who is a confirmed bachelor until he meets the spirited Alma.
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this second collaboration with Anderson, in what may be his final film.
"The attention to detail, the use of certain colors, the lush and vibrant photography of the dresses Reynolds makes and the clothes he wears - they're honestly breathtaking." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Anderson's movies are never coherent enough to appeal to the mainstream, but this one is so ravishing and meticulous and exquisite that you have no difficulty ignoring its inherent lack of logic." Rex Reed, New York Observer
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 29 October 2018
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Country: USA / United Kingdom
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville
Length: 130 mins