WHO’S IN IT?
Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Emma Stone (Birdman), Parker Posey (A Mighty Wind), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay), Robert Petkoff (Milk & Money), Sophie von Haselberg (Frankie and Johnny), Susan Pourfar (King of the Corner), Tom Kemp (Shutter Island), Kate McGonigle (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), director, writer; Letty Aronson (Blue Jasmine), Stephen Tenenbaum (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Edward Walson (Magic in the Moonlight), producer; Darius Khondji (Se7en), cinematographer; Alisa Lepselter (Match Point), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Abe (Phoenix), a disillusioned philosophy teacher, finds a new lease of life when he becomes involved with two women, fellow professor Rita (Posey) and student Jill (Stone), and finds himself drawn to committing an existential act…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The latest film by Woody Allen – his 50th overall – dives into something a little more sombre than some of his more recent work, and could be just as watchable as some of his more classic work.