Starring Marion Cotillard
Ewa Cybulska, a Polish Catholic who has crossed the ocean in 1921… is played by Marion Cotillard (proving herself once again to be one of the subtlest and bravest screen actresses of the moment) with a luminous intensity — at once dignified and utterly vulnerable — that brings to mind the stars of silent film. And while “The Immigrant” has dialogue (in several languages) and was shot in color (by the great cinematographer Darius Khondji with a soft-focus, gorgeously grainy palette), it feels almost like a lost artifact of the era it depicts. [It] … also has a depth and purity of feeling that makes other movies feel timid and small by comparison.”
“James Gray’s new film THE IMMIGRANT [is] a magnificently lush, broody period piece that harks back to the great maternal melodramas of the mid-20th century. [Joaquin] Phoenix, the indie filmmaker’s go-to guy for wild and woolly even though he has shown himself (HER) equally adept at sweet and timid, has been Gray’s muse from THE YARDS through WE OWN THE NIGHT and TWO LOVERS. In THE IMMIGRANT he plays both, a kindly soul who can turn feral on a dime. [Marion] Cotillard, with her liquid green gaze and carved features, is entirely his equal in a performance of controlled intensity that burns off the screen.”
Starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (INCEPTION, LA VIE IN ROSE), Joaquin Phoenix (HER, WALK THE LINE), and Jeremy Renner (AMERICAN HUSTLE, THE HURT LOCKER)
In James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
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