2013, 85 minutes, color, United Kingdom

After screening out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, Locke comes to Park City from acclaimed director Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things).

Ivan Locke has crafted a nearly flawless life. Professionally, he is an obsessive perfectionist, respected by his coworkers and loved by his bosses. He cherishes the bond he shares with his two sons and the unshakeable partnership he has developed with his wife. This is the life he always imagined, an ideal existence built with painstaking care.

Hours before the biggest day of his career, Locke receives a phone call that threatens to destroy the life he has worked so meticulously to create. As he struggles to keep his world intact, he is forced to confront his imperfections and the fractured foundation where they are rooted.

Drawing the audience into a jarringly intimate character study, Steven Knight’s superbly confident direction shapes a bold and unusual cinematic experience. As the sole actor onscreen, Tom Hardy delivers an astonishing performance, filling every frame with his unmistakable charisma. Locke is a stunning portrait of a man struggling to keep his precious world from crumbling.

Director: Steven Knight

Screenwriter: Steven Knight

Producers: Paul Webster, Guy Heeley

Executive Producers: Stuart Ford, David Jourdan, Steven Squillante, Joe Wright

Casting Director: Shaheen Baig

Cinematographer: Haris Zambarloukos

Editor: Justine Wright

Composer: Dickon Hinchliffe

Principal Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Bill Milner

About the Director

Steven Knight is a writer and director. His first screenplay was Dirty Pretty Things (2002), directed by Stephen Frears, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also wrote the screenplays for Amazing Grace (2006), Eastern Promises (2007), and Closed Circuit (2013) and cowrote Seventh Son. He has written and directed two films: Hummingbird, starring Jason Statham, and Locke, starring Tom Hardy, which won him a 2013 British Independent Film Award for best screenplay.


1/17/2014 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City Library Theatre, SLC
1/19/2014 8:30 pm
The MARC, Park City
1/23/2014 9:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC
1/24/2014 10:00 pm
Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
1/25/2014 11:59 pm
Egyptian Theatre, Park City