Woman in the fifth at Dunamaise

THIS Friday night, the cinema club at the Dunamaise Arts Centre will be presenting ‘The Woman in the Fifth’. Hot on The Big Picture’s heels comes another European adaptation of a Douglas Kennedy thriller.

THIS Friday night, the cinema club at the Dunamaise Arts Centre will be presenting ‘The Woman in the Fifth’. Hot on The Big Picture’s heels comes another European adaptation of a Douglas Kennedy thriller.

Pitching up in Paris to be closer to his estranged ex-wife and daughter, novelist Tom (Ethan Hawke) finds his grip on reality slipping after he starts an affair with seductive translator Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Margit, a mysterious and elegant widow who sets strange rules to their meetings: she will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement, at 5pm sharp, twice a week and he should ask no questions about her work or her past life. When people suddenly start dying around Tom, he begins to believe that a dark force has entered his life, punishing anyone who has recently done him wrong.

Aided by dreamlike lensing and a raft of enigmatic supporting characters, writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer Of Love) seeks to channel the paranoid spirit of early Polanski. For more visit www.dunamaise.ie.