You Were Never Really HereUnited States, 2017 : Alberta Premiere
A traumatized veteran who specializes in tracking down missing girls. A politician’s kidnapped daughter. A conspiracy that threatens the halls of power. These could be the ingredients of a standard thriller, but director Lynne Ramsay’s latest is anything but standard. Instead, she has crafted a frenetic, disorienting spin on the revenge thriller, anchored with raw intensity by an award-winning performance from Joaquin Phoenix. Tearing through the genre’s cliches to capture its haunting emotional core, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is a daring, disturbing masterpiece from one of cinema’s most unique directors.
Sundance Film Festival 2018
LYNNE RAMSAY’S debut short film SMALL DEATHS won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 1996. She won the same award two years later (GASMAN). Her fifth Cannes Award came in 2017 for Best Screenwriter for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE. Her films are characterized by damaged people — especially youth — dealing with grief and suffering. Her uncompromising approach to filmmaking has resulted in a career of much-lauded films.
press for You Were Never Really Here
"Her return seals her standing as one of our most fearless and forceful filmmakers, if not one as prolific as she deserves to be. "- LOS ANGELES TIMES
Best Director - Cannes Film Festival 2017
Best Actor - Cannes Film Festival 2017