THE SISTERS BROTHERS
Thursday 30 May: 1300 & 2030
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents… and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. Hard-drinking Charlie has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments.
As each increasingly questions the other’s methods, the Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California. It is a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind, but can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
A darkly comic reimagining of the cinematic Western, as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. Directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, and starring John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root and Rutger Hauer.
122 minutes Cert. 15