IFC Films has released the trailer for director Arie Posin’s (The Chumscrubber) upcoming drama The Face of Love. The film stars Annette Bening as a grieving widow who happens upon a man (Ed Harris) who looks almost exactly like her deceased husband. The two strike up a relationship and a flood of old feelings come rushing back to her again. The film looks to be a pretty interesting romantic drama that sidesteps the clichéd psychological thriller aspect that the premise might suggest. Bening and Harris appear to have solid chemistry, and I’m interested to see how the story plays out.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Robin Williams and opens in select theaters on March 7th followed by a VOD release March 13th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Face of Love:
Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Annette Bening) meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett’s kindness, humor, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. Romance blossoms between Nikki and this alluring doppelgänger, but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. So she hides her photos and prevents him from meeting friends and family. Still, she can’t resist taking him to all the old haunts. It isn’t a question of if the truth will come out, but when. Arie Posin directs this emotionally thorny drama about how we cope with loss, live in the moment and ultimately move forward.