You Were Never Really Here

4/20/2018 | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Film & Media Arts Queen Anne/Seattle Center

Following 2011’s groundbreaking We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay returns in full force with her striking command of cinematic tension. Based on the eponymous novel by Jonathan Ames, the film Ramsay’s signature poetic grittiness to this brutal and unsettling thriller that’s been rightfully hailed as a modern-day Taxi Driver – but with a disquietude and visual flair that is firmly its own. Joaquin Phoenix’s transformative and layered performance was lauded as career-defining.

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