Julia

Dir. Erick Zonca

France, USA 2008 | Colour | 143 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo

Julia, 40, is an alcoholic. Her alcohol-induced confusion daily reinforces her sense that life has dealt her a losing hand and that she is not to blame for the mess she has made of it. Glimpsing imminent perdition, and after a chance encounter with Elena, a Mexican woman, Julia convinces herself – as much in panic and despair as for financial gain – to commit a violent act. As the story unfolds, Julia's journey becomes a headlong flight on a collision course, but somehow she makes the choice of life over death.

Available on: DVD

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