If you loved the impeccable attention to mise en scène and beautiful cinematography of Tom Ford's first film A Single Man, get ready to devour his next flick. Nocturnal Animals sees the designer return to the director's chair for the adaptation of Austin's Wright's novel Tony and Susan. A psychological mystery with dual unravelling storylines, Nocturnal Animals premiered at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year to much acclaim.
The novel-within-a-film premise focuses on art gallery owner Susan (Amy Adams) who receives a manuscript written by ex husband Tony (Jake Gyllenhaal) which is dedicated to her. The story is both violent and disturbing, setting off a series of flashbacks of Tony and Susan's disastrous marriage. Described by The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw as a "meta-mystery-thriller" with a "double-shot of horror and Nabokovian despair" this part revenge fantasy, part horror flick also stars Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney and two more glamorous redheads: Isla Fisher and Ellie Bamber. Add it to your must-see list for November.
Nocturnal Animals arrive in Australian cinemas on November 10.