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After The Wedding (Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams)

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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JULIANNE MOORE TACKLES LATEST ACTING CHALLENGE IN

 “AFTER THE WEDDING”

 



Academy award winner and incredibly versatile actor, Julianne Moore who notched up an array of stunning performances in notable and hit movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hunger Games series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and her unforgettable performance in Still Alice (which won her the long overdue Best Actress Oscar), stars anew in the enigmatic thrilling drama After The Wedding.

 

A remake of the Oscar-nominated (Foreign Language) Susanne Bier’s Danish film, the latest film of the same title After The Wedding is directed by Bart Freundlich that exposes a long-hidden truth, ripping an old wound and revealing a new secret, which alters the course of the lives of Theresa (Moore), Isabel (Michelle Williams), Oscar (Billy Crudup) and Grace (Abby Quinn).

 

 As if driven by an inescapable force, Moore’s character Theresa winds up with Isabel who has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, Theresa becomes the potential donor of the orphanage and requests Isabel to travel New York.  At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades.  Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the presence of Theresa, a multi-millionaire media mogul who lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar, 21-year-old daughter Grace and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto.  Theresa's life couldn't appear to be more perfect. But appearances are only skin deep, and Isabel and Theresa have more in common than meets the eye.

 



Julianne Moore had loved Bier's film, and when Freundlich, to whom she's married, began adapting the story, she thought the role of Theresa could present an interesting acting challenge. While Freundlich was writing, Moore gave him valuable input, which included insights into the characters and how they related to one another. "I love family stories and movies that are about relationships," she said, "because that’s the stuff of our lives. I think all of us have some sort of story in that world, and I’m most interested in those personal narratives."

 

After the Wedding opens August 14 in PH cinemas.  After the Wedding is distributed by Go Asia Entertainment 


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    MICHELLE WILLIAMS STARS IN LIFE-ALTERING DRAMA ENSEMBLE IN “AFTER THE WEDDING”



     

                   Michelle Williams, whose most recent memorable role in the worldwide hit movie “The Greatest Showman” and whose performances have established her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe Award and three nominations, a Tony Award nomination, a Critics’ Choice Award and four Academy Award® nominations stars anew in the acclaimed film “After the Wedding” alongside Academy-Award winner Julianne Moore and multi-talented actors Billy Crudup and Abby Quinn.

    “After the Wedding” brings us to the world of Isabel (Michelle Williams), an orphanage director in the slums of Calcutta, who has devoted her life to caring for impoverished children. She's also become surrogate mother to a vulnerable seven-year-old boy, Jai (Vir Pachisia), with whom she shares such a deep

    emotional bond, that they're nearly inseparable. Despite years spent working with her colleague, Preena (Anjula Bedi), to scrape together donations, the orphanage is on the brink of bankruptcy. And just as the situation reaches its breaking point, Preena receives a letter from a potential big donor, who requests that Isabel travel to New York to deliver a presentation in-person. At first balking at the demand of the philanthropist, Preena convinces her to relent, and Isabel travels back to a city she's deliberately been avoiding for over two decades.

    Once in New York, Isabel is as disoriented by the luxury of the hotel that's been arranged for her as she is meeting the orphanage's possible benefactor, the glamorous, multi-millionaire media mogul, Theresa Young (Julianne Moore).  From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup), 21-year-old daughter, Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa's life couldn't appear more perfect.

    But although their lives seem diametrically opposite, Isabel and Theresa are forces to be reckoned

    with, and have far more in common than they may ever know. Williams was also so moved by the depth of Isabel's loyalty to the children of the orphanage, that she told producer Harry Finkel she'd be willing to spend her own time working in a similar environment before shooting began.  Michelle Williams was deeply drawn in by the emotional peaks and valleys that are inherent in the story. "I'm always keen to do something that I haven’t done before, and that I don’t quite know how to do," she said. "It felt exciting to stretch for Isabel, and for that growth to be a little bit painful, because I wound up in new places each time."

                  

                   “After the Wedding” opens August 14 in cinemas.  Released by Go Asia Entertainment, check out After the Wedding - trailer/Facebook and After the Wedding - trailer/YouTube

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