U.S., 2017, 130 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, Rated R, Focus Features
"One of the year’s 10 best." – Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, New York Times
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-War London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across the young, strong-willed Alma (newcomer Vicky Krieps) who soon becomes a fixture in his life as muse and lover. His carefully tailored life is disrupted by love. Celebrated director Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Anderson’s eighth movie and his second collaboration with three-time Oscar winner Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement upon the film’s completion.