You Were Never Really Here (2018)

Plot: A contract killer tracks down missing girls for a living. When he uncovers a conspiracy, his latest job spins out of control whilst trying to save a teen from a life of prostitution.

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Ekaterina Samsonov, Judith Roberts.

This film has great reviews from critics. It has sensational cinematic elements, like cinematography but I failed to get into it. It was quite slow to start with so I felt disinterested and then when the action started to kick in, I felt left behind because I couldn’t take in the events at the start of the film. It’s a shame really. Whenever there is a film directed by a female filmmaker it’s a must watch for me because they’re always overlooked, for obvious reasons. As a female myself, I feel it’s important to support women in the film industry.

I feel there was a sense of expression when watching this film because of its unique cinematic feel. It’s a sad and violent film and maybe if I watched it again I’d enjoy it more. I don’t want to put anyone off watching this film because I can see why it’s so great, it was just the story that I couldn’t get into, so that doesn’t mean that you can’t get into it either.


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