Presented in Cannes, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them finally arrives at our cinemas in this reduced version after Harvey Weinstein, big tycoon in the film industry famous for his skills with marketing and promotion, acquired the distribution of its rights.

Initially, the film of the New Yorker Ned Benson was composed of two different films that narrated separately the vision of each of the members of this love story, a romantic drama, starring James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland) and Jessica Chastain (nominated twice in the Oscars for Zero Dark Thirty and the Help) and William Hurt (Children of a Lesser God), Isabelle Huppert (the dentellière) and Viola Davis (the Help), among others, completing the cast.

The young director debuted in 2013 with this non-commercial diptych about a happily married couple that must recover from the loss of their child. Benson presented his creation in the Toronto Film Festival and his brilliant narrative exercise was excellently received. Both films, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) won over the critics. It was precisely part of this sector that has disapproved of the transformation of the two parts into one after passing through the hands of ‘Scissorhands’, the nickname with which Weinstein is known.

Despite the different opinions on Weinstein’s work, Benson’s film has excellent performances and in the last Cannes festival the director got two nominations (The Camera d’Or and Un Certain Regard) for his debut.

Release date in Spain: October 3rd