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Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin, 2013

Under the Skin

28 Mar 201422 Apr 2014

★★★★★ 'Glazer’s astonishing film takes you to a place where the everyday becomes suddenly strange'
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ 'visually stunning and deeply disturbing'
- Guardian
★★★★★ 'an intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime'
- Time Out

A coolly striking brunette (Scarlett Johansson) drives a battered old van around Scotland seducing unremarkable men, whom she then despatches in a nightmarishly bizarre manner.

Drawing on Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) has created an eerie, dreamlike and visually compelling sci-fi horror that takes in themes of alienation, sexuality and loneliness. Johansson effortlessly holds our attention as the opaquely sinister alien, while sequences shot on the streets of Glasgow and using interactions with real passers-by add an element of authenticity that only heightens the strangeness.

With rich, dark cinematography by Daniel Landin and Mica Levi’s rumbling, otherworldly score, Under the Skin is a complex, haunting journey into the unknown.

Under the Skin, dir Jonathan Glazer, UK 2013, 108 mins, cert 15

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