Apr 24: Movie – THE POWER OF THE DOG

THE POWER OF THE DOG by Director Jane Campion is a Golden Globes Winner: Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor. Plus Silver Lion for Best Direction at Venice Film Festival. Top 10 Film – American Film Institute.

And in the 2022 Academy Awards, it was the film with the most OSCAR nominations and winner of the OSCAR for best director.

THE POWER OF THE DOG | 2021 R13, Animal cruelty & content that may disturb | 127 mins | UK, New Zealand |

  • Sunday 24th April 4.30pm

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.

Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.

Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan.

Movie screenings are running under the Red Covid setting with face masks required on arrival. (Check in is not required. Vaccine Passes are not required.) Masks can be taken off to eat and drink. Audience numbers will be limited to 20 so people can spread out and sit in their bubbles.

THE POWER OF THE DOG is filmed in the South Island and set in 1925 Montana. The Burbank brothers (Cumberbatch & Plemons) are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose (Dunst), the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter (Smit-McPhee). Phil (Cumberbatch) behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, reveling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George (Plemons), who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.

As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

Director: Jane Campion (TV’s ‘Top of the Lake’, ‘Bright Star’, ‘The Piano’)
Writer: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll, Adam Beach
2021 | R13, Animal cruelty & content that may disturb | 127 mins | UK, NZ

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