The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for James Gray‘s period drama The Immigrant. The story centers on a woman (Marion Cotillard) immigrating to New York City in the 1920s who, when her sister is rejected and sent back to Poland, finds herself lured into the world of prostitution in the hopes of eventually being reunited with her kin. This trailer focuses on the striking cinematography and throws out several ecstatic blurbs from critics. I wish I had seen the movie they saw. When I caught the film at the New York Film Festival last year, I saw a misguided effort that took a softball approach to a harsh narrative.
Hit the jump to check out The Immigrant trailer. The film also stars Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Immigrant:
1920. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno’s cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.