Phantom Thread

Release Date: December 25th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2018

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion in 1950s London -- dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites and debutantes. Women come and go in Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship. His carefully tailored existence soon gets disrupted by Alma, a young and strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee, Brian Gleeson, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lujza Richter

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Ghoulardi Film Company, Perfect World Pictures, Annapurna Pictures

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Intense , Transformation , Love , Creative , Tense , Quest , Passionate , Rise , 1950s , Fall , Relationships , Emotional , Sister , London ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    More unconventional and downright weird on a moment-to-moment basis than it is in overall design and intent, it's a singular work played out mostly in small rooms that harks back to psychological melodramas of the 1940s/50s but hits stylistic notes entirely its own. show more

  • 100
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has crafted a period drama of startling tonal fluidity, and Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps deliver reserved performances that slowly reveal significant depth, transcending the material’s potential plight-of-the-artist clichés to hit at something far richer and more mysterious about desire, ambition and control. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The rhythms are unhurried, the drama pinpoint-intense, the style intimate, the wit Hitchcock-perverse. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Picture
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)