Marriage Story

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Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach
USA, 2019
Features, 137min, OmdU

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Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach
USA, 2019
Features, 137min, OmdU

Mon
28
Oct 19
12:45
Gartenbaukino
Tue
29
Oct 19
06:30
Gartenbaukino
Thu
31
Oct 19
20:15
Gartenbaukino
Cast: 
Scarlett Johansson
Nicole
Adam Driver
Charlie
Laura Dern
Nora
Alan Alda
Bert Spitz
Ray Liotta
Jay
Julie Hagerty
Sandra
Screenplay: 
Noah Baumbach
Sound: 
Lisa Piñero
Christopher Scarabosio
Camera: 
Robbie Ryan
Editor: 
Jennifer Lame
Composer: 
Randy Newman
Decoration: 
Jade Healy
Costume: 
Mark Bridges

Production: 
Heyday Films
Netflix
World Sales: 
Netflix
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Noah Baumbach’s new film begins with a young couple musing fondly on each other’s best points – a montage that feels sentimentally cosy until we realise that this ideal pair are actually deep into an acrimonious break-up. Nicole is an actress who has turned her back on Hollywood to work in New York with her husband, theatre director Charlie. Now she is returning to Los Angeles, and the differences between the couples, and the lifestyles of the East and West coasts, are tearing them apart – as is the American way of divorce.
​At once witty, insightful, and acutely painful, this beautifully observed piece is Baumbach’s most substantial and adult work to date. It is magnificently acted by the leads, while a superb support cast features Julie Hagerty as Nicole’s neurotic mother, Wallace Shawn as a narcissistic actor, and a trenchantly funny trio playing three very different types of attorney: touchy-feely but ruthless (Laura Dern), Terminator-ish (Ray Liotta), avuncular and philosophical (Alan Alda). You will laugh, you will certainly cry, and you will gasp at Driver’s emotionally note-perfect rendition of Steven Sondheim’s “Being Alive”. (Jonathan Romney)

On October 29th: Coffee and breakfast at 5:30am !

Noah Baumbach: KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995), MR. JEALOUSY (1997), HIGHBALL (1997), THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (2005), MARGOT AT THE WEDDING (2007), GREENBERG (2010), FRANCES HA (2012), WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (2014), MISTRESS AMERICA (2015), DE PALMA (2015), THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) (2017)