The Immigrant - Trailer
Director James GrayYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda are Polish immigrants in search of new lives in the prosperous New York City. However, no sooner have they arrived in the US than Magda is quarantined for a suspected illness and Ewa is forced to venture out into the strange new city alone. With nowhere to go and no friends to speak of, a desperate Ewa bumps into a charmingly dapper but dubious man named Bruno Weiss. He agrees to offer her a bed and money-earning prospects, but the job he wants her to do is far from what she was looking for. He enlists her as a prostitute at his entertainment establishment, and it's there Ewa meets his much more pleasant cousin Orlando the Magician who, stunned by her beauty, convinces her that she needs to be happy and helps her find the courage to escape her ordeal.
'The Immigrant' is a romantic drama set in the 1920s and details the struggle for one impoverished woman to achieve the American Dream. Directed by James Gray ('The Yards', 'We Own the Night', 'Two Lovers') alongside his co-screenwriter Ric Menello ('Tougher Than Leather', 'Drop Dead Rock'), the movie has so far been nominated for awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Ghent International Film Festival and New York Film Festival. It is set for release on May 16th 2014.
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jicky Schnee, Maja Wampuszyc, Ilia Volok, Angela Sarafyan, Antoni Corone, Patrick Husted, Patrick Holden O'Neill, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Robert Clohessy, Adam Rothenberg, Matthew Humphreys, James Colby, Margaret Benczac