Based on the novella by the acclaimed Nobel Prize winning writer Doris Lessing, a fearless portrait of love, lust and the power of friendship, Adoration tells the story of Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright), two lifelong friends living in a tranquil Australian seaside town, who embark on separate, passionate affairs that will change them forever.
Shot on the picturesque north coast of NSW, Adoration features an exquisite visual confidence coupled with a bold approach to storytelling and 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.
Adapted by Academy Award-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons) and directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) Adoration, radiating with a sweltering sensuality, is a provocative, sexy and fascinating film.
Strong performances from 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, Adoration radiates with intoxicating sensuality while exploring the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe
Duration: 111 mins
Rating: MA15+ – Strong sex scenes and coarse language