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The Two Faces of January (2014)

ACMI presents

The Two Faces of January

Hossein Amini | USA | | M
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Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a glamorous American couple holidaying in Athens when they meet Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young Greek-speaking American, who is drawn into their seductive orbit.

Expertly blends touches of Hitchcock and Highsmith in [a] seductive, southern Europe-set suspenser.


Holidaying in Athens in 1962, the MacFarlands – Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and Colette (Kirsten Dunst) – exude conspicuous style and an air of old money. Keen to line his pockets with more than the tips he extracts from gullible young American tourists, Greek-American expat, Rydal (Oscar Isaac) contrives an introduction but very quickly gets in over his calculating head.

Hossein Amini – the screenwriter of literary adaptations including Jude (directed by Michael Winterbottom) and The Wings of a Dove (based on the Henry James novel) – makes an assured directorial debut, ably supported by his three excellent leads in Mortensen, Dunst and Isaac.

The Two Faces of January screens as an encore on Cinema 3 after screening in ACMI's Matinees program in 2015.

Format: Digital
Language: English, Greek and Turkish with English subtitles
Source: Studiocanal
Courtesy: Studiocanal
Duration: 96 min

Learn more

Film of the Week: The Two Faces of January
Jonathan Romney, Film Comment, September 2014

The Two Faces of January: Viggo Mortensen and Hossein Amini interview
Helen Barlow, SBS, June 2014



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96 mins



Violence and infrequent coarse language

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