2017 Movies: The Last Face
Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem have fallen for each other in Sean Penn’s drama film The Last Face.
The two actors play Wren, an activist leading an aid organization in Africa, and Miguel, a surgeon who has devoted himself to treat people from impoverished countries. The movie explores their relationship, put at test and threatened by a secret from the past coming to surface, and also the though choices they have to make in regard to humanitarianism. The cast includes also Jean Reno, Jared Harris, Adèle Exarchopoulos and others.
The Last Face premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the critical reception was heavily critical. Theron’s and Bardem’s performances have been also criticized and described as being their “career worst performances”.
The U.S. distribution rights to the film have been acquired by Saban Films, which will release it in 2017.