Eastern Promises with post-screening Q&A with Viggo Mortensen
March 5, 2012
2012 Coolidge Award honoree Viggo Mortensen will take audience questions following a screening of EASTERN PROMISES. Mortensen received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the imposing and heavily tattooed gangster Nikolai in David Cronenberg's acclaimed 2007 film.
When midwife Anna (Naomi Watts) finds the diary of a recently deceased young mother and attempts to have it translated from Russian, she is led down a path that places her firmly in the grasp of the London underworld. The relationship she forges with mob associate Nikolai may be the only thing that can save her. But despite literally wearing his life story on his skin, Nikolai is a difficult man to read. Anna should have listened to his warning, "Stay away from people like me".