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Serena

Serena 15 rating

Two of the planet’s biggest stars – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – align in this extravagant period drama set in depression-era America.

Drama 2014 110 mins

Director: Susanne Bier

Overview

Two of the Hollywood’s biggest stars join forces with one of Europe’s most distinguished directors for this extravagant period drama set in depression-era America.

Based on Ron Rash’s North Carolina-set novel about logging magnate George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his ruthless, brilliant wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence), the ‘perfect’ couple’s master plans come unstuck when they discover she can’t bear children and that George previously fathered a child out of wedlock. Acclaimed director Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire, Brothers) brings a distinctly European sensibility to this Southern Gothic tale, resulting in a fascinating amalgam of lush production detail with a dark, noir-like atmosphere that seethes with bitter jealousy, murder and cold, unforgiving ambition.