Operatic "Immigrant” features searing performances by Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix

May 22, 2014 7:05 PM

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Operatic "Immigrant” features searing performances by Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix

“The Immigrant” is one of those rare, strikingly beautiful film experiences that transport you to another world. It’s set in New York’s Lower East Side in 1921, a churning pool of new arrivals from the Old World. The story is both intimately scaled and a meditation on our national foundation myth, with two very different men struggling for the soul of a beautiful newcomer.

Marion Cotillard plays Ewa, a young Polish woman who arrives penniless at Ellis Island, where her tubercular sister Magda is held at the infirmary. Ewa is scooped up by Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a self-styled Travelers’ Aid representative whose business is putting on fleshpot speakeasy pageants and s...

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