Tom Ford's classic designs and understated style have dominated the fashion industry for years. He mirrors a similar neo-noir aesthetic within his films, highlighted most recently in Nocturnal Animals, cementing himself as a writer/director to watch in the world of cinema.
This hauntingly romantic thriller tells an interwoven story of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves.
Susan Morrow, a Los Angeles art dealer (portrayed by Amy Adams), lives an incredibly privileged yet unfulfilled life with her husband Hutton Morrow (Armie Hammer). One weekend, as Hutton departs on one of his too-frequent business trips, Susan receives an unsolicited package that has been left in her mailbox. It is a novel, Nocturnal Animals, written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), with whom she has had no contact for years. Edward’s note accompanying the manuscript encourages Susan to read the work and then to contact him during his visit to the city. Alone at night, in bed, Susan begins reading.
The fractured film never loses pace, as the plot thickens revealing the darkness of the past and the driving force behind such belated revenge.
The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. While Susan reads, she is deeply moved by Edward’s writing and cannot help but reminisce over the most private moments from her own love story with the author. Trying to look within herself and beyond the glossy surface of the life and career that she has made, Susan increasingly interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and re-awakens a love that she feared was lost – as the story builds to a reckoning that will define both the novel’s hero and her own.
Much like Ford’s fashion, Nocturnal Animals is stunning to look at, as well as a completely entrancing story. His style resonates both on the runway and in the silver screen.
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