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I was initially overwhelmed by the Scarlett Johansson-starring Under The Skin as the psychological aspect did exactly that to my mind. This new poster for Hadzihalilovic‘s Evolution continues to stir and share that similar mysteriousness plus it fits so well with its creepy trailer.
While the critics continue to love it, words like ‘haunting‘ and ‘mesmerising’ come to mind, that’s reflected in this new poster for the film that opens in the UK on 6 May. Below is also the official synopsis and the trailer…
10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a mysterious medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, »
- Dan Bullock
Stories are certainly significant in Claire Denis‘ films, though their role is often to be a vehicle for her significant skills as a visual storyteller. (I can tell you what The Intruder‘s story is, but I couldn’t lay out the “plot” unless I’d just seen it. Even then…) And so while I’d normally hesitate to read a synopsis for any film as anticipated as her next, High Life, I figure this is a safe territory. Start playing the Tindersticks score and then we’ll talk about spoilers.
As it were, Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval told Screen Daily, somewhat counter to earlier reports, that the picture — which is set to star Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette, and Mia Goth — concerns “a group of convicts duped into joining a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful.” But this will not happen »
- Nick Newman
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