Daniel Day-Lewis plays a complicated fashion designer in ‘Phantom Thread’

December 25, 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Phantom Thread" (Photo by Laurie Sparham/Focus Features)
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread” (Photo by Laurie Sparham/Focus Features)

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, “Phantom Thread” is the story of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (played by Lesley Manville), who are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (played by Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. “Phantom Thread” is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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