'The Rehearsal': Alison Maclean's New Film
 

In one of The Rehearsal’s electrifying early scenes, Kerry Fox’s no-nonsense acting teacher warns her new students about the pressures that await. “You’ve probably heard things, that this first term is a physical and emotional undoing,” she advises. Her words loom over a narratively teasing, structurally taut and emotionally textured adaptation of Man Booker award-winning author Eleanor Catton’s first novel, as writer/director Alison Maclean crafts a drama that’s as piercing as it is potent. 
 
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