Lone Scherfig New York Project
Caleb Landry Jones
HanWay's fourth feature with director Lone Scherfig takes us to New York for a modern day fairytale about hope and forgiveness, all centred around a crumbling and characterful Russian restaurant.
A place of beauty, romance, mystery and laughter, the restaurant serves as the crossroads for our four main characters: Clara (Kazan), a mother looking to avoid her abusive cop husband; Mark (Rahim), an ex-con now turned manager of the Winter Palace; Alice (Riseborough), a shy ER Nurse who has found her calling running an eclectic therapy group “Forgiveness”; and Jeff (Landry Jones), a young man in desperate need of a job.
In a time of growing insecurity and little mercy, the tiniest coincidences and kindnesses, can blossom into the most surprising of outcomes. As our characters flow in and out of each other's lives, they discover that their liberation and hopes lie in each others’ hands.