THE TWO FACES OF JAN­UARY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - DC

Di­rected by Hos­sein Amini. Star­ring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Os­car Isaac, Yigit Ozsener, Ali Kal­aba

Ch­ester (Mortensen) and Co­lette (Dunst), a suave mar­ried cou­ple, are smooth­ing their way about the ru­ins of Greece when they en­counter a less well-heeled ex­pat named Ry­dal (Isaac). Mur­der and mayhem fol­lows. As is of­ten the case with Pa­tri­cia High­smith adap­ta­tions, the story is more about the creepy emo­tional at­tach­ments than the me­chan­ics of crime. Well-acted and beau­ti­fully shot, this is among the very best takes on Ms High­smith’s work. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 96 min

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