After the WeddingCompleted
WORLD PREMIERE, SUNDANCE 2019, PREMIERES SECTION
Based on the Academy Award nominated film by Susanne Bier
Writer and Director: Bart Freundlich
Producer: Joel Michaels
Cast: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup and Abby Quinn
Soaring over the dilapidated, ancient city of Calcutta we find an orphanage on the outskirts of town. Isabel; beautiful, soulful, something distant in her eyes, has made it her life’s work to care for these children. In desperate need of money to keep the orphanage afloat, Isabel has seemingly found the perfect benefactor. But before the money is given, Isabel must travel to New York City to meet the woman behind the wealth.
Theresa Young (Moore) couldn’t have a more different life from Isabel. Theresa is a multi-millionaire who founded and runs a very successful media company. Her life is what people dream of; an estate just out of the city, a loving, artistic husband, Oscar – and three children. The twin boys are adorable and devilish 7 year olds, and Grace, just 24, is the light of Theresa and Oscar’s life. She is getting married this coming weekend on Theresa and Oscar’s sprawling estate.
These seemingly unconnected worlds are about to collide in an unexpected and deeply emotional journey that will alter each of these character’s lives forever.
As dramatic as the events at the wedding are, it is only AFTER THE WEDDING, in the wake of the truth revealed, that a complex mystery unravels. The truth turns out to be stunning, deep, and more transformative than any of them could ever have expected.
AFTER THE WEDDING is about all the important things: love, family, our pasts, and all of our ultimate inescapable fates. In the spirit of films such as ‘TERMS OF ENDEARMENT’, this film is filled with life, laughter, and heartache.