The Two Faces of January (2160x1023)
The Two Faces of January (2160x1023)
The Two Faces of January (2014) © Timnick Films

ACMI & the Victorian Seniors Festival present

The Two Faces of January

Hossein Amini | UK, France, USA | 2014 | M

A glamorous American couple holidaying in Athens meet a young Greek-speaking American – and draw him into their seductive orbit.

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

Peter Debruge (Variety)

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.

Format: DCP
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Source: Roadshow Entertainment
Courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment
Duration: 101 mins


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83 mins



Contains low level violence and adult themes


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