PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn
The film centres around the characters of photography assistant Alana Kane and young actor Gary Valentine – she 25, he 15 – and their mismatched romance. The film sees both characters navigate their feelings for each other, as well as delving into the world of child acting
Played by Alana Haim of pop band Haim and Cooper Hoffman (son of Philip Seymour Hoffmam). Set in 1973 in San Fernanda Valley, Anderson (of Boogie Nights and There will be Blood) gets wonderful performances from his two young actors. “Cooper’s performance would be one of the best of the year in what is easily the best film of 2021.” New York Post.
Running time: 02 hours 13 minutes