Jane Campion’s Western Drama ‘The Power of the Dog’ Reveals First Image of Benedict Cumberbatch

Jane campion‘s The power of the dog has been named the centerpiece of the selection for the 59th New York Film Festival. The historical drama, adapted from the 1967 book by Thomas savage, stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse plemons, Y Benedict Cumberbatch, and was recently selected to screen at this year’s Venice Film Festival. A new first-look image released for the film, seen above, also reveals Cumberbatch’s character, Phil. The power of the dog It will be available to stream on Netflix later this year.

“I am very honored that The power of the dog has been selected as the central gala at this year’s New York Film Festival, “Campion said in a statement.” Public screenings that we long took for granted feel exceptional now, so it will be a very emotional and joyous experience for me and my team to be there and present the film to such an enthusiastic audience. ”

Four of Campion’s previous films:Sweetie, An angel at my table, The piano, Y Holy smoke —They have been official NYFF selections, and in 2017, Film at Lincoln Center presented Jane Campion’s own stories, a retrospective of his work in film and television.

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“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jane Campion to the festival with one of her best films,” he said. Dennis Lim, NYFF’s director of programming. “Everything about The power of the dog it is full of surprise: its narrative twists, its rich characterizations, its complex ideas about masculinity and repression. It will introduce many to the work of the unappreciated novelist Thomas Savage, but it also reminds us of what film can do as a means of accessing and expressing inner life. ”

The power of the dog It is scheduled to have its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September. It will also screen at the 2021 New York Film Festival on October 1. It will launch on Netflix at a later date this year.

Here is the official synopsis of The power of the dog:

Adapted from a 1967 cult novel by Thomas Savage that was ahead of its time in describing repressed sexuality, The Power of the Dog excavates the emotional torment experienced on a Montana cattle ranch in the 1920s. Here, the brooding young widow Rose (Kirsten Dunst) has come to live with her sensitive new husband, George (Jesse Plemons), though their lives are increasingly complicated by the erratic and potentially violent behavior of her surly and harassing brother, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch). ), whose distrust of Rose and her misfit son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads to tragic consequences. Reflecting the story’s unpredictable twists and turns, Campion creates a film of unexpected cadences and rhythms, and his audacity is combined every step of the way with his extraordinary and completely immersed cast and a fickle and destabilizing score by Jonny Greenwood.

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