The Power of the Dog

Screening Dates:
Fri 3 December 8:15pm
Sat 4 December 2:15pm

SOCIALLY DISTANCED SCREENINGS: Fri 3 December 8.15pm and Sat 4 December 2.15pm

Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

Jane Campion‘s critically-adored melodrama, The Power of the Dog, has already won a clutch of prizes at festivals across the world and is hotly-tipped for more awards glory this winter.

Starring a compelling central performance from Benedict Cumberbatch and stunning, complex turns from its outstanding cast, including Kirsten DunstJesse PlemonsKodi Smit-McPhee and Thomasin McKenzie, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage.

Set in the vast, beautiful spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a thrilling exploration of power and brutal masculinity.

A domineering, magnetic rancher (Cumberbatch) responds with mocking cruelty when his gentler, quiet brother (Plemons) brings home a new wife (Dunst) and her son (Smit-McPhee). The new family’s arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters the tenuous peace, until the unexpected comes to pass.

★★★★★ “SHIMMERS WITH INTELLIGENCE” BBC.com

★★★★★ “BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND JANE CAMPION, TAKE A BOW” The Times

★★★★★ “A CAREER-BEST PERFORMANCE FROM CUMBERBATCH” The Daily Telegraph