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This film was last shown on 13 December 2018

For his last film before retiring from acting, Daniel Day-Lewis excels in this mesmerising tale of obsession and desire. Joining forces once more with director Paul Thomas Anderson - after previously working together on the 2007 film There Will Be Blood - Phantom Thread gently pulls us into the 1950s and the unrelenting glamour of post-war London. Here we meet Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned fashion designer to the rich and famous, and his sister and business partner, Cyril.

A ridiculously charismatic and refined individual, Woodcock finds himself caught under the spell of a young waitress, Alma, who soon becomes his lover and muse. However, as they get closer, Alma tires of Woodcock’s increasingly controlling behaviour and the two struggle for power in a series of unconventional ways…

In Phantom Thread, Anderson has put together a visually sumptuous and expertly crafted story in which we observe a life - once so meticulous and precise - gradually coming apart at the seams.


Paul Thomas Anderson
130 mins
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps


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