15
1hr 31mins

In this taut, enigmatic and psychologically arresting 2013 thriller from visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, the life of a college professor (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes dangerously intertwined with that of his uncanny doppelganger.

 

This film is screening as part of our Denis Villeneuve season. To see our full retrospective click here.

 

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Denis Villeneuve Season
Denis Villeneuve
15
Drama/Fiction
Strong sex, strong language
English

Toronto. Unassuming college professor Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) spots his unnervingly identical doppelganger Anthony Saint Claire as a background actor while watching a DVD rental.

His investigation of the impossible double soon spirals into obsession, however, as the lines become dizzyingly blurred between the lives of Adam and Anthony…

A riveting, mesmerisingly surrealist puzzle box of a film, Denis Villeneuve’s arachnid-inflected mystery thriller is an inspired cinematic reimagining of José Saramago’s 2002 novel of the same name.

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