Set in London in the 1950s, Phantom Thread rescues the glamor and haute couture of the era.
By Carol Contri
This film is perfect for those who like to see fashion in the cinema. After all, the union of the two has been tested for a long time in films that deal with the subject, like Casablanca, Iris, Valentino: The Last Emperor, among others.
In this context, it is impossible not to mention Phantom Thread, along with the brilliance of the screenplay. The feature film was nominated for six categories at the 2018 Oscars, including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture.
If you have not yet watched the film, it’s worth noting that the story takes place in glamorous post-war London, where renowned dress maker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are the focus of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinctive style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go in Woodcock’s life, filling the confirmed bachelor with inspiration until he meets young and determined Alma (Vicky Krieps), who quickly enchants him and becomes his muse and lover. Once controlled, he realizes that his perfect life is unbalanced by this love.
With this sophisticated atmosphere, full of incredible scenarios, the film captures the viewer with its well-structured drama. It is a good choice for those who do not wish to miss out on a movie that has everything to become a great classic.