Black Butterfly

Directed by: Brian Goodman
Italy | 93 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 21st Sep 16:00

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Sun 24th Sep 21:00

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Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end. This is a highly-accomplished debut feature for TV and indie film actor-turned-director Brian Goodman. It bears the marks of many successful first features: limited locations, a focus on performances and a well-constructed, twisting, genre-busting plot sure to absorb and entertain audiences for the film’s tight 90-minute running time. Banderas and Myers, two seasoned and highly-watchable performers, are given space to flex their acting chops and bounce off each other tantalizingly, perfectly encapsulating the terrifying, but symbiotic relationship the two men find themselves in. Orestes Kouzof
Runtime
93
Cast
Antonio Banderas
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Piper Perabo
Abel Ferrara
Country
Italy
Director(s)
Brian Goodman
Writer(s)
Marc Frydman
Justin Stanley
Producer(s)
Andrea Iervolino
Monika Bacardi
Alexandra Klim
Silvio Muraglia
Executive Producer(s)
Anthony Mastromauro
Emmanuel Paintendre
David Rogers
Stan Wertlieb
Mikael Wiren
Screening Status
UK Premiere