Jonathan Glazer's haunting sci-fi feature
Dir: Jonathan Glazer, 2014, UK, 108 mins, 18
Thu 14 March // 19:30 / Cinema
The icily brilliant Scarlett Johansson stars as a mysterious women scouring Scotland's streets for lonely men in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing amalgam of fantasy and reality.
Mixing mind-bending visuals and hallucinatory sound design with an unexpected naturalism, Glazer returned to the screens after a nine-year absence in audacious style, utilising guerrilla filmmaking tactics to capture Glasgow and its unsuspecting inhabitants with intimate realism.
Winner of numerous critical accolades, Under the Skin works as both a genre piece rooted in sci-fi traditions and as a subcutaneously affecting drama documenting an outsider’s perspective on a new world.