6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Drama / Mystery / Female Filmmaker / Thriller / Suspense

89 minutes

credits

Director
Lynne Ramsay

Producers
Pascal Caucheteux
Rosa Attab
James Wilso
Rebecca O'Brien
Lynne Ramsay

Editing
Joe Bini

Cinematographer
Tom Townend

Cast
Joaquin Phoenix
Judith Roberts
Ekaterina Samsonov

Music
Jonny Greenwood

community

awards

Best Director - Cannes Film Festival 2017
Best Actor - Cannes Film Festival 2017

You Were Never Really Here

United States, 2017 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2018
None

description

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cannes 2017
Sundance Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
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