To Die For

MA 15+
26 March
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is a weather reporter at her small-town cable station, but she dreams of being a big-time news anchor.

She feels that her middle-class husband (Matt Dillon) is holding her back, so she decides to have him murdered. She enlists some high school students (played by future Oscar winners Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck) for the task. But all does not go according to plan.

After several years in Hollywood, it was Gus Van Sant’s dark comedy To Die For that really made the world see Kidman in a new light. She brought layers of meaning to the role and her performance won Kidman her first Golden Globe award (of 5, from 15 nominations!). It also set her career on a new path - away from less substantial supporting roles to the risk-taking and adventurous leading parts she is still known for today.

‘An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight’ – The New York Times

‘Kidman crafts a characterisation of breathtakingly controlled artifice, dead-on timing [and] dizzyingly precise humour’ - Chicago Tribune

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