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Title: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: wilder on May 19, 2017, 05:32:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/G8OmWb3.jpg)

A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola
Release Date - April 6, 2018


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1APnf3Y_W8


Clip (https://vimeo.com/218123636)
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 19, 2017, 09:18:00 AM
I honestly thought this was a sequel to I'm Still Here.
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: eward on May 19, 2017, 09:40:56 PM
I worked on this!
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: Drenk on August 30, 2017, 06:09:08 PM
I'm excited! And if that's Jonny Greenwood's music in that trailer: :shock:

(And seriously what's wrong with France, why do they need to change the title to A Beautiful Day. They know the movie won't work and want to cheat people into thinking it's a romcom?)
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: wilder on October 02, 2017, 02:32:10 PM
Limited release on February 23, 2018
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: Drenk on November 08, 2017, 12:45:04 PM
Don't watch the trailer if you haven't yet! I won't say it spoils anything, even if you can guess the plot of the whole movie watching it, but what is strong and surprising can't be shown. Anyway!

I really liked this movie even if it has flaws; it is a sensorial experience and sometimes what Ramsay films is almost cliché, you feel like you have seen it before, and there is a part of the movie which is an imitation of previous movies (and even if it sounds easy to write: of Taxi Driver) but it is way more nuanced and dense than that. It is a lot of things. A thriller/a nightmare/a gory fairy tale/an arthouse movie. That's why it works as a simple story with a twist. Because there are a lot of twists—even if they are not all working/effective.

The last scene made my heart twist. The sound design is very important in the whole movie—and, by the way, Greenwood is good as usual—because PTSD is also about sounds triggering emotions/memories. Some moments made me think of the way it is treated for Max in Fury Road.

This is a very interesting movie. I'd understand if some people think it is too cliché or something, but I truly think it is its own thing and that it is able—through a collage of different inspirations—to maintain a strong unity.




Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: matt35mm on November 08, 2017, 01:56:41 PM
Ramsay's films aren't ever really about what happens, but about the texture and experience of situations. I haven't seen this new one yet, but her first three films basically start with someone dead (or in the case of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, a bunch of people). It's basically a way of saying, "Well, let's start with the most cataclysmic thing that can happen, so that there's nothing else that can really happen to top it, so you can put that question out of your mind and experience the movie tonally." Her focus then becomes images, sound, and psychology. And my god, is she fucking great at that. The simplicity of her stories and the fact that nothing really happens in them (it gets all the "happening" done in the first 10 mins, usually) aids in this.
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: Drenk on November 08, 2017, 05:41:22 PM
Things do happen during the course of this one, but always with a strange and fascinating calmness.
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: wilder on December 06, 2017, 01:03:30 PM
SPOILERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8oYYg75Qvg

Release date moved to April 6, 2018
Title: Re: You Were Never Really Here
Post by: Drenk on December 06, 2017, 01:44:34 PM
The american trailer is almost the movie scene by scene in a chronological order. Don't watch this one too.