Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Don Dellilo, Cronenberg’s film focuses on a 28-year-old multibillionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), whose limo journey across a futuristic Manhattan becomes something of a confrontation with everyone who is directly affected by the heartless demeanour of his luxurious lifestyle.
Cronenberg combines Dellilo’s dry, comic satire with a stone-dead, but immersive atmosphere shaped by both Pattinson’s performance and clearly measured, smooth cinematography, making Cosmopolis a very charismatic picture, and is not to be missed!
Here’s the trailer:
In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening Irish: On Purpose, a short film by Olivia James, before Cosmopolis as part of the Splendid Cinema’s initiative supporting local filmmakers.
The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com
Cosmopolis (Can/France/Italy/Portugal, 2012, David Cronenberg) 105 min. 15 Cert.
28 April, 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
- A few words with David Cronenberg about “Cosmopolis” (somecamerunning.typepad.com)
- Mike Katz (Cosmopolis producer) talks Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis and mentions ‘Maps to the Stars’ (thinkingofrob.com)