The Sisters Brothers
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 122 mins
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal
There is a subtitled screening of this film on 15th May Find out more
Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Dheepan) makes his first English-language film with this revisionist Western set in 1851. Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix) are brothers and assassins, on the trail of a chemist (Riz Ahmed) who has a formula that can highlight gold in rivers.
A detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) is hot on his trail too, but delivering him to their boss the Commodore (Rutger Hauer) will be less than easy.
Adapting Patrick deWitt’s bestseller, Audiard’s film glimmers with wry humour, punctuated with bloody reality, echoing the way Robert Altman and the Coen Brothers have put new life into the Old West.
“A near-masterpiece-a simmering chase movie that gradually heats up to a searing family drama that wonders how to care for a loved one that’s impossible to live with.” – Slate
“A knockout, one-of-a-kind western from French director Jacques Audiard in which odd-bird frontier hitmen are played by Joaquin Phoenix and a hot-damn he’s great John C. Reilly. Saddle up.” ★★★★ – Rolling Stone
“Audiard’s storytelling has an easy swing to it, his dialogue is garrulous and unsentimental, and the narrative is exotically offbeat.” ★★★★ – Guardian