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Take this Waltz

Following the tremendous success of her directorial debut, Film Circuit favourite Away From Her, Sarah Polley returns with her moving and highly personal sophomore feature. A Gala Presentation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival®, Take This Waltz is a beautiful and poignant depiction of a young woman’s struggle to find happiness, with Polley’s masterful screenplay and remarkably assured direction offering a sensitive and keenly felt perspective on a
familiar theme.

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot (Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen, 50/50, Knocked Up), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets
Daniel (Luke Kirby, The Samaritan, All Hat), their mutual attraction is obvious and immediate — and to make matters worse, Daniel lives right across the street. Unable to resist the charms of her alluring new neighbour, Margot begins to spend more and more time alone with Daniel, vainly attempting to restrain herself from doing something she might regret. Torn between fidelity and lust, Margot finds herself at a crossroads, forced to choose between two very different types of love.

There are no easy answers here, no heroes or villains. Funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching, Take This Waltz is a moving journey of love, passion, and regret that is grounded in a struggle that is familiar to many of us, and will speak to anyone who has ever questioned the value and sustainability of long-term relationships. With its sun-kissed cinematography perfectly capturing the vibrancy and excitement of summer romance, and featuring a dazzling and understated performance by Williams, Take This Waltz is one of the most unforgettable films of recent years.



CRITICAL NOTES

"Take This Waltz is an impressively astute, touching and hilarious movie about the actual relationships and internal struggles that never seem to make it onto film."—Robert Bell, Exclaim!
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Sarah Polley
Cast: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman
Year: 2011
Runtime: 116 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English
Distributor: Mongrel Media


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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