Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Unclassified 15+
Don Roos, 119 mins, USA, 2009, English.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Natalie Portman delivers a fearless, bravura performance in this moving contemporary family drama.

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by Ayelet Waldman, Portman stars as Emilia Greenleaf, a successful New York attorney, grieving the loss of her newborn daughter, Isabel, whilst also attempting to mend a fractured relationship with her new stepson.

Told partly in flashback, hers is a life full of inevitable emotional complications. As a 'second wife', Emilia attracts the unyielding ire of her husband's embittered and wronged, non-Jewish ex-wife - superbly played by Lisa Kudrow - and is forced to contend with the resentment of his precocious son. But all this changes when the cause of their newborn daughter's death is finally confirmed.

Dates   Sat 27 Nov 2010, 7pm
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