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What’s on at Cinema Nouveau: Galveston

Director: Mélanie Laurent Starring: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, Robert Aramayo, Beau Bridges

Galveston Cinema NouveauDebt collector Roy (Ben Foster) senses that his boss, a dangerous, violent and pitiless loan-shark, wants him dead, and that his next routine assignment is a death-trap. Yet, after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy’s would-be killers are mostly dead, and he is just about alive.
     Before making his getaway, Roy discovers young prostitute Rocky (Elle Fanning) hiding in a back room, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision: together they flee to Galveston, Texas – an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.
     Rocky is too young, too tough, too sexy – and far too much trouble, especially when she makes a detour to liberate her 3-year-old sister from the clutches of their seedy stepfather.
     This fragile trio hides in the battered seascape of Galveston, a world of treacherous drifters, rusting pickup trucks, and worn-out dreams. But, any chance of finding a safe haven is soon lost: Rocky hides a secret that will pursue and, inevitably, damage Roy for a very long time to come in this powerful and atmospheric film noir.
     An elegy to the broken and the damned, Galveston releases in selected cinemas on 5 April 2019.