Joel and Ethan Coen’s legendary, Oscar-winning, snowy film noir turns 25 this year and to celebrate we’re bringing it back to the screen for a special one-off performance in a newly remastered version.
In this seven-time Oscar-nominated film, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand, who won an Oscar for her performance) takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha!
McDormand also won the BAFTA this year for her performance in Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, showing 18th, 19th and 24th June.
Director: Joel and Ethan Cohen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
Running Time: 98 minutes