Janet Planet

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmJanet Planet

Showing: 26 July 2024 until 01 August 2024

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Fri 26 Jul 2024
Sat 27 Jul 2024
Sun 28 Jul 2024
Mon 29 Jul 2024
Tue 30 Jul 2024
Wed 31 Jul 2024
Thu 1 Aug 2024

Director(s)Annie Baker
Writer(s)Annie Baker
Running Time1HR 57MINS
SeasonMain Programme
Closed Captioning Subtitles for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing on Wed 31 July at 8.45pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child's experience of time passing, and the inevitably of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut.

In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy (Zoe Ziegler) spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet (Julianne Nicholson). As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit, all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature. In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world.

Baker has created a film about a mother and daughter quite unlike any other, heightening the viewer’s senses and expressing oceans of feeling with the smallest gestures. Nicholson and Ziegler perform their roles with an inspiring lack of sentimentality, and the wondrous supporting cast includes Elias Koteas, Sophie Okonedo, and Will Patton.