Paul McGuiganAnnette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters
UK / 2017 / 105 minutes / DCP / Color
Scarcely remembered nowadays, Gloria Grahame, the iconic femme fatale in the ‘50s who won an Oscar for her supporting role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), is brought back to life in McGuigan’s humanizing portrait. The film focuses on her melancholic final days when she was left adrift on the outskirts of showbiz, beset by waning health and fading fame, until she met Peter Turner, a young British actor, who revived her with a taboo-breaking romance. Bening and Bell’s riveting performances promise to generate award buzz.