THE TICKET Drama
A visually distinctive, captivating tale about ambition, values and how we respond to the twists and turns of life. After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However these new improvements leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness.
The director paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
Director: Ido Fluk Cast: Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Oliver Platt, Kerry Bishe,
A KIND OF MURDER Crime, Drama, Thriller
Walter Stackhouse is rich, successful and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife. When Walter and Kimmel’s lives become dangerously intertwined, a ruthless police detective becomes convinced he has found the murderer. But as the lines blur between innocence and intent, who, in fact, is the real killer?
Director: Andy Goddard Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Eddie Marsan
COMPLETE UNKNOWN Drama, Mystery
This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom’s (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing.
Director: Joshua Marston Cast: Erin Darke, Rachel Weisz, Hansel Tan, Michael Shannon