Day-and-date release for Jessica Chastain romantic drama

27 January, 2015 by IF

Transmission Films, Dendy Cinemas and Dendy Direct announced today they will bring Ned Benson’s acclaimed romantic drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby to cinemas and digital platforms including Dendy Direct on March 12.

The 3-part film stars James McAvoy as Conor and Jessica Chastain as Eleanor, a once happily-married couple who are trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew. The trio comprises:


• THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM tells the story from Conor’s perspective
• THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HER tells the story from Eleanor’s point of view, and;
• THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: THEM is the Cannes Film Festival-selected film that combines HIM and HER, uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

Them will screen in Dendy Cinemas in Sydney (Opera Quays and Newtown), Brisbane (Portside) and Canberra (Canberra Centre) from March 12.

Him and Her will be available to rent or buy from that day,  exclusively for the first week on Dendy Direct ( and iTunes.

The supporting cast includes Nina Arianda, two-time Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and Academy Award® winner William Hurt. Them was selected for Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Him and Her premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“We’re excited to be presenting these extraordinary films in partnership with Dendy. Ned Benson’s unique approach to storytelling demands a unique approach to distribution. Dendy’s love and support of the Eleanor Rigby films has enabled us to give the audience the full experience of these three movies,” said Andrew Mackie, Joint MD of Transmission Films.

A Dendy spokesperson said: “The love story between Eleanor and Conor has been presented in such a compelling and unique way, we realised the three films needed more than a simple ‘one tier’ distribution channel. By partnering with Transmission Films, we are thrilled to be facilitating this beautiful and distinctive story to inspire and warm the hearts of even more people, across multiple platforms.”