THE GIFT (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses), Rebecca Hall (The Town), Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Tim Griffin (American Sniper), Busy Philipps (White Chicks), Katie Aselton (Cyrus), Allison Tolman (Fargo), David Denman (After Earth), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Beau Knapp (Super 8), Susan May Pratt (10 Things I Hate About You), P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Nash Edgerton (Son of a Gun), Mirrah Foulkes (Animal Kingdom), Felicity Price (Russian Doll), Adam Lazarre-White (War of the Worlds), Laura Drake Mancini (Trust Me)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Joel Edgerton (film debut), director, writer, producer; Jason Blum (Insidious) and Rebecca Yeldham (The Kite Runner), producers; Danny Bensi (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Saunder Jurriaans (Enemy), composer; Eduard Grau (A Single Man), cinematographer; Matt Chesse (World War Z) and Luke Doolan (Animal Kingdom), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) are a married couple whose bliss is soon interrupted when they bump into Gordo (Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon’s school days who soon bombards them with uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts. As the disturbing past between Simon and Gordo is slowly revealed, it starts to raise questions about how well Robyn truly knows who she’s married to…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Joel Edgerton makes his directorial debut with this sinister thriller that explores what happens when our troubled pasts can never be truly forgotten, despite our best efforts to contain them.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST 2015

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