* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Opening May 23

Directed by James Gray (TWO LOVERS); starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner

Official Selection, 2013 Cannes, New York Film Festivals

Ewa Cybulski (Oscar winner Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner)—a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin—restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, as he becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.

DIR/SCR/PROD James Gray; SCR Richard Menello; PROD Greg Shapiro, Christopher Woodrow, Anthony Katagas. US, 2014, color, 120 min, DCP. RATED R

No passes accepted.