7:30 PM, 28th July, 2021
In the 1980s, ambitious entrepreneur Rory O’Hara (Jude Law) convinces his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon) and their two children to leave the comforts of American suburbia and return to his native England in pursuit of new financial opportunities. Driven by seemingly unsatiable desire to give his family a better life than he had growing up, Rory moves them into a grandiose old manor in the countryside. But it’s not long before the family’s unaffordable lifestyle and increasing isolation causes cracks to begin appearing in their picture-perfect veneer.
The Nest may sound like an economical family drama, but it is so much more: a meticulously composed, brilliantly cast film that has been heralded by many as one of the best of the year. It is also the long-awaited follow-up for director Sean Durkin, whose debut feature was 2011’s acclaimed psychodrama, Martha Marcy May Marlene.