Revelation Film Festival 2014

2014 Films

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Under The Skin

Dir: Jonathan Glazer
Year: 2013
Duration: 108mins
Country: UK

Feature

Official selection: Venice Film Festival

In Under The Skin Scarlett Johansson plays Laura – an alien who has taken on the form of a beautiful woman in order to lure men to their deaths with the promise of sex.

Adapted from the book of the same name by Michael Faber, the film stunned audiences when it screened at Venice Film Festival.

Many of the scenes where Johansson's character picks up men were unscripted conversations with non-actors, filmed with hidden cameras

Director Jonathan Glazer – whose previous feature credits include the excellent Sexy Beast and Birth – crafts a visually stunning science fiction film that, as the movie progresses, transforms Scotland into an alien world. Complete with a haunting soundtrack by Mica Levi, Under the Skin is a remarkable, bold and sensuous science fiction movie that examines gender, sexuality and what it means to be human.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw rated the movie 5/5, describing it as “visually stunning and deeply disturbing: very freaky, very scary and very erotic.

Scarlett Johansson gives the performance of her career.” – Indiewire 

OPENING NIGHT: THU 3, 7PM, LUNA - SOLD OUT!
SUN 6, 6:15PM, SX - SOLD OUT!
WED 9, 6:30PM, PARADISO - SOLD OUT!

 

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