Next up at Splendid Cinema: Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2012) on 10 February


Love, Canadian-Style at Splendid Cinema

Take This Waltz (2012) is Canadian actor/writer/director Sarah Polley‘s follow up to her internationally acclaimed debut, Away from Her (2006), and will be screened as part of Splendid Cinema’s 2013 Season on 10 February.

The romantic comedy-drama follows Margot (Michelle Williams), a 28-year-old free-lance writer, who finds herself struggling to find happiness in a beautiful, but routine, marriage with Lou (Seth Rogen). During a work trip to Nova Scotia, she meets a handsome young man named Daniel (Luke Kirby), and the chemistry the two obviously share, complicates Margot’s life.

Director Polley’s film is a definite visual treat for the audience, capturing the story of the restless human struggle in a romantic looking Toronto and its colourful neighbourhoods. The beautifully photographed city becomes an engaging poetic and slightly idyllic environment, which would make anyone dream of crossing the Atlantic.

Empire magazine’s David Hughes called Take This Waltz “a masterfully painted portrait of an ordinary marriage under threat, dominated by a central performance of exquisite subtlety and observation“.   Nominated for several Genie awards (the Canadian Oscars), including a Best Actress nomination for Williams, Take This Waltz is a romantic fairy-tale of a film for anyone who has ever fallen in love.

Here’s the official trailer for the film:

In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening I would…, a short film by John Blox, before Take this Waltz as part of the Splendid Cinema’s  initiative supporting local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at, or follow the blog

Take This Waltz (Canada, 2012, Sarah Polley) 116 min. 15 Cert.

10 February 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH


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