TUES­DAY

THE IM­MI­GRANT

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

6.30PM, FOX­TEL MAS­TER­PIECE ★★★

Heart­break is al­ways but a breath away in The Im­mi­grant, an in­tense pe­riod drama that is as beau­ti­ful as it is bleak. The year is 1921, and two Pol­ish sis­ters have ar­rived in New York to start a new life. Magda (An­gela Sarafyan) is im­me­di­ately thrown in quar­an­tine, and could be de­ported pend­ing a fi­nal rul­ing by author­i­ties. This leaves the older Ewa (Mar­ion Cotil­lard) stranded in more ways than one. A well-dressed stranger of­fers his as­sis­tance. Ewa has no choice but to ac­cept. Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) runs a bur­lesque show on the Lower East Side. It is ac­tu­ally a front for a pros­ti­tu­tion ring, but Ewa won’t find that out un­til it is far too late. Though there is a dis­tinct un­ease to the re­la­tion­ship of Ewa and Bruno as it slowly de­vel­ops, there is a clear con­nec­tion as well. Each sees a lit­tle of who they might have been in the other, had life dealt them a bet­ter hand.

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