Phantom Thread — Trailer

source:   focusfeatures.com

added: Mon, Oct 23rd '17

Daniel Day-Lewis, in what has been reported as his final film, plays a 1950s fashion designer in the first trailer for "Phantom Thread," which is the latest feature effort by writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master).

Set within the upper-crust society of postwar London, the forthcoming film, like many of PTA's works, appears to be a gripping character study of a complicated man, as portrayed by the three-time Oscar winner Day-Lewis. He plays Reynolds Woodcock, a famous British dressmaker who falls for a beautiful waitress (played by German-French actress Vicky Krieps, from "A Most Wanted Man" and "Hanna") who eventually becomes his muse. As their relationship matures, Reynolds grows increasingly more controlling over her life to the point where she must put an end to his self-sabotaging games.

Co-starring Lesley Manville (Maleficent, Another Year) as Reynolds' sister and business partner, "Phantom Thread" will open in select theaters on Christmas, Monday, December 25th before expanding in January.

synopsis:
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

 

directed by   Paul Thomas Anderson

starring   Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville

release date   December 25, 2016 (in select theaters)

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