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Tom Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals #Venezia73

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Both director and actor explore the lines that separate love and cruelty.

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"Nocturnal Animals" by Tom Ford (USA)

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews director Tom Ford and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who talk about their new film Nocturnal Animals from the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Susan Morrow, a Los Angeles art dealer, lives a privileged yet unfulfilled life with her husband Hutton Morrow. One weekend, as Hutton departs on a business trip, Susan receives an unsolicited package left for her in her mailbox. It is a novel, Nocturnal Animals, written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield, 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 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 her life, 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.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Tom Ford / Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Interviewee role
    Director / actor
  • Film title
    Nocturnal Animals
  • Festival section
    Venezia 73
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