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The London Critics' Circle Film Awards - Arrivals

Hossein Amini - The London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at The May Fair Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th January 2015

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London Theatre Circle Awards

Hossein Amini and Guest - London Theatre Circle Awards held at the May Fair Hotel - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th January 2015

The Two Faces of January Review


Excellent

This sun-drenched thriller is much more than a pretty picture: it's also a slow-burning story about moral compromises that worms its way under the skin. Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, there are clear parallels to The Talented Mr. Ripley as three characters circle around each other and all kinds of Hitchcockian subtext gurgles around them.

Set in 1962, the plot opens with Chester and Colette (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) on a romantic holiday in Athens, where they meet slightly too-helpful American tour guide Rydal (Oscar Isaac). He's already wooing one rich young tourist (Daisy Bevan) and soon locks eyes on Colette. But it's Chester he becomes entangled with, when a private eye (David Warshofsky) turns up trying to reclaim cash Chester stole from a client. So Rydal helps Chester and Colette flee to Crete and, while they wait for a plan to develop, Chester becomes convinced that Rydal and Colette are having an affair.

Writer-director Hossein Amini has already proven himself as a skilled writer of innuendo-filled dialogue (see Drive or The Wings of the Dove), and here he shows a remarkable eye for setting. It helps to have ace cinematographer Marcel Zyskind and composer Alberto Iglesias adding their considerable skills to the mix. The film looks utterly gorgeous, providing plenty of glaring sunlight and murky shadows in which Mortensen, Dunst and Isaac can bring their characters to vivid life. Every scene bursts with suggestiveness, as the inter-relationships between these three people shift unnervingly.

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Two Faces Of January - UK film premiere

Hossein Amini, Oscar Issac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Daisy Bevan - Two Faces Of January - UK film premiere held at the Curzon Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th May 2014

Two Faces Of January - UK film premiere

Hossein Amini and wife - Two Faces Of January - UK film premiere held at the Curzon Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th May 2013

Hossein Amini, Oscar Issac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Daisy Bevan
Hossein Amini and wife
Hossein Amini, Oscar Issac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Daisy Bevan

The Two Faces of January' U.K. film premiere

Hossein Amini, Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Daisy Bevan - The Two Faces of January' U.K. film premiere held at the Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th May 2014

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Hossein Amini, Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Daisy Bevan
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The Two Faces Of January - Trailer & Clip


Chester MacFarland is a wealthy businessman whose business ventures are often far from lawful. During a vacation to Athens, Greece with his wife Colette, the pair meet a handsome young man named Rydal who works as a tour guide and earns extra cash through elaborate scams. After dining with the couple, Rydal returns to their hotel, but Chester is thrust into disaster when he is forced to defend himself from an armed man who had been on the end of one of his dodgy dealings. Chester persuades Rydal to move the unconscious body, but he soon finds himself trapped in Chester's criminal world with no escape. To make matters worse, he is becoming increasingly enchanted by the highly fragile Colette and, with her accepting his offers of comfort as the trio go on the run, there's only so much jealously Chester can take.

Set in the early sixties, crime thriller 'The Two Faces Of January' sees a tense story of entrapment, jealousy and suspicion. Directed and written by Hossein Amini (writer of '47 Ronin', 'Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Drive, 'Killshot), the movie is based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. It is due for UK release on May 16th 2014.

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Keanu Reeves Back in the Far East As Outcast Warrior In '47 Ronin' [Trailer]


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Keanu Reeves plays an outcast in the fictional retelling of the forty-seven ronin, and while it looks a lot more promising than his other recent movies, could it be the one to save his career?

'47 Ronin' posterKeanu Reeves in '47 Ronin'

So, he's not exactly been rolling in the glory in recent years with 2012 seeing him star in major commercial and critical flop (an understatement) Generation Um and this year in the China based film Man of Tai Chi which was also his directorial debut and fared a lot better considering it was his first directing stint but still failed to grasp mainstream attention.

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