Perhaps the best director who does it as a part-time job, Tom Ford is back with his second film after 2009’s A Single Man and it’s shaping up to be a deliciously fun treat. Led by Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, and Michael Sheen, Nocturnal Animals follows a wealthy gallery proprietor working in the upper echelons of the L.A. art scene whose past resurfaces when a manuscript from her ex-husband arrives. Ahead of a a release in a few months, Focus Features have now released the striking first teaser trailer, which bursts with stunning cinematography.
We said in our review, “With everything going on, Nocturnal Animals is the sort of narrative and tonal minefield that a lesser director could easily have gotten lost in. Ford allows us to consider and cherish each unique thread and wonder just how it could all possibly come together. Each place has its own vibe, almost its own genre, and it’s a credit to Ford, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, and the entire production team that it works at all. This is the output of a great creative mind, testing the limits of this fanciful, wonderful tool he’s suddenly found at his disposal.”
Check out the teaser trailer below for the film which picked up the Grand Jury Prize at Venice, and we named one of the best of the festival:
From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.
Nocturnal Animals will hit theaters on November 18 and nationwide on December 9.