You Were Never Really Here
Opens Apr 20, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Joe, a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, who tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. You Were Never Really Here is the fourth film from the great Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher). It features a score from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread).
"Astonishing. A stark, sinewy, slashed-to-the-bone hitman thriller far more concerned with the man than the hit. You Were Never Really Here extends Ramsay's highly idiosyncratic style of literary adaptation, in which the written word is taken as a half-erased foundation for a more impressionistic, sensory evocation of the psyche at hand." (Guy Lodge, Variety)
Each month, Ragtag and the Citizen Jane Film Festival spotlight a woman-directed film. You Were Never Really Here is April's Citizen Jane Suggests selection.
Winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes.
"Taxi Driver for a new century."--Kate Muir, The Times