Two mothers living in a sleepy seaside town find their lifelong friendship put to the test when the community learns that they have fallen in love with each other's sons, and attempted to keep the relationships secret in director Anne Fontaine's adaptation of Doris Lessing's 2003 novella The Grandmothers. Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frecheville star
Robin Wright,James Frecheville,Ben Mendelsohn,Xavier Samuel,Naomi Watts
Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty and shot in lush 35mm Cinemascope, ADORE establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women's plunge into uncharted waters. Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with both the physical and psychological components of the story, capturing the complex emotions and powerful desires driving their characters. Strong performances from relative newcomers Xavier Samuel (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE) and James Frecheville (ANIMAL KINGDOM) complement Watts and Wright's and add another layer of intricacy to the story. Under the precise gaze of Fontaine's camera, ADORE radiates with intoxicating sensuality while exploring the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.