The Nest


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Oct 9, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 10, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 11, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Oct 12, 2020 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Oct 13, 2020 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:108 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom, Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sean Durkin
Cast:Jude Law
Carrie Coon
Oona Roche
Charlie Shotwell


Having it all is never enough.

Rory (Jude Law), an ambitious entrepreneur and former commodities broker, persuades his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon), and their children to leave the comforts of suburban America and return to his native England during the 1980s.

Sensing opportunity, Rory rejoins his former firm and leases a centuries-old country manor, with grounds for Allison’s horses and plans to build a stable. Soon the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, the couple have to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage.

“Within the family, my priority was to explore a marriage in a truthful way,” said writer/director Sean Durkin. “Rory and Allison are a complex couple, deeply in love and attracted to each other, they have a seemingly equal partnership that is slowly unmasked as a co-created myth. Their individual dualities make them both perfect partners and polar opposites. They are respectively plagued by aspirational values of the society around them, and the duty handed down to them by previous generations.”

“The Nest” explores themes of masculinity, gender roles, family structure, and the American dream by examining a family at a very specific time and place that is both a unique moment in history and one that reflects today.