Magnolia Pictures presents Damsel, Starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. “Damsel” looks to be another interesting project in Robert Pattinson’s post-“Twilight” filmography. Seeing him go from the grimy thriller “Good Time” to a farcical Western like “Damsel” is quite impressive. Normally, Mia Wasikowska tackles more refined dramatic material. But, it’s refreshing to see her do something much lighter and try to demonstrate her versatility. On a side note, this is also the second collaboration between the two actors who starred in 2014’s “Maps To The Stars.”
At the film’s helm are David and Nathan Zellner who previously did the 2014 drama “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter.” ‘Kumiko’ didn’t receive much traction in terms of box office or major awards recognition. But given the star power of Robert Pattinson, maybe “Damsel” could reach a more widespread audience. Also, “Damsel” could allow the Zellner brothers to receive recognition outside the indie circuit. Plus, Mia Wasikowska is someone who’s been on the verge of a career breakthrough. It’s possible this could help her achieve that. If not, then at least, the film is still a demonstration of her willingness to tackle different kinds of material. Continue reading at The Playlist
It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). For his journey, he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred.
A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humour, and unique brand of humanism
In theatres, 22nd June 2018