IFC Films has released the first official trailer for The Face of Love, a romantic-drama starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams. Bening stars as widow who meets a man that looks exactly like her late husband. They soon begin a relationship. While we’re not too sure how much weight this concept can hold, the trailer certainly makes the film look emotional. Director Arie Posin (The Chumscrubber) has gathered a decent cast too. Bening and Harris are both fine actors, and they appear to have some tangible chemistry, but Williams seems a little out of place here.
Official synopsis for The Face of Love:
Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Annette Bening) meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett’s kindness, humor, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. Romance blossoms between Nikki and this alluring doppelgänger, but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. So she hides her photos and prevents him from meeting friends and family. Still, she can’t resist taking him to all the old haunts. It isn’t a question of if the truth will come out, but when. Arie Posin directs this emotionally thorny drama about how we cope with loss, live in the moment and ultimately move forward.
ETA: USA (Limited) – 7 March, 2014. VOD – 13 March, 2014.