Also screening - Rust and Bone, Monday 3 March, 3pm
Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty, Adoration establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women's plunge into uncharted waters.
Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.
Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with both the physical and psychological components of the story, capturing the complex emotions and powerful desires driving their characters. Strong performances from relative newcomers Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) complement Watts and Wright's and add another layer of intricacy to the story.
Under the precise gaze of Fontaine's camera, Adoration radiates with intoxicating sensuality while exploring the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.