Just a few days before its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers has a new poster.
The film, which is being released by Annapurna Pictures, is set in 1951 and centers around Charlie and Eli Sisters, two brothers and assassins. The duo has a monstrous amount of blood on their hands: that of criminals and the innocent, but neither has known a life outside of being gunmen. But as they grow older they are beginning to realize that their personalities don’t line up quite like they used to, with each questioning the other’s methods.
As they travel the rough terrain in search of fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm they will have time to themselves to unearth their current state of mind. Their family ties will be tested, as will their connection to one another - all of which will lead them down a path of rediscovery.
The film’s new poster, simple in both context and presentation, does succeed in bringing the comedic side of the film to light. The tagline “Brothers by Blood, Sisters by Name” offers up a tongue-in-cheek approach to the storyline, an important distinction for the highly anticipated western comedy.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed, The Sisters Brothers will travel from Venice to Toronto before hitting theaters on September 21.