Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley portrays Salvador Dalí in critically acclaimed biopic Daliland, from Mary Harron, the director of American Psycho. The film premieres in the UK exclusively on the Icon Film Channel from 11th September, before releasing in selected UK cinemas on 13th October.
From the director of American Psycho, delve into a crucial period during the later years of legendary artist Salvador Dalí in this compelling, critically acclaimed drama inspired by a true story.
Amongst the decadence of 1970s New York, the great surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, enjoys the latter stage of his career with a lifestyle filled with luxury and extravagant parties. Surrounded by his own decadence, and his band of eccentric followers who worship his charismatic persona, he is content with avoiding a fast-approaching art show and the demands of his formidable wife, Gala.
The story is told through the eyes of James Linton, a young gallery assistant, keen to make his name in the art world. After quickly becoming enraptured by the provocative world of Dali, the façade begins to fade when he uncovers that behind the glitz and glamour lies a fragile genius, haunted by the past and unprepared for the changing tide of the world around him.
The film, which saw its world premiere at TIFF, boasts a commanding lead performance from Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley (House of Sand and Fog, Schindler’s List, Gandhi), opposite Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt, Twelve Monkeys, Two of Us), Rupert Graves (Emma, Sherlock, V for Vendetta), Suki Waterhouse (Daisy Jones & The Six, Assassination Nation, The Bad Batch), Andreja Pejic (The Girl in the Spider’s Web), Ezra Miller (The Flash), and newcomer Christopher Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty).
Daliland is directed by Mary Harron, celebrated for the revered cult classic, American Psycho, and the multi-award-winning series, Alias Grace. Harron is well versed in depicting artists with complicated legacies as seen in her previous films, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Notorious Bettie Page and Anna Nicole.
Daliland premieres exclusively on the Icon Film Channel from 11th September
Daliland is released in selected UK cinemas from 13th October. Premiering exclusively on the Icon Film Channel 11th September