Considering it has yet to be released in the United States, or stop by any festivals here, it was quite a feat for Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin follow-up You Were Never Really Here earned a spot in our top 25 films of 2017, which shows just how much our international contributors adored it.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the Jonny Greenwood-scored thriller follows him as a veteran who takes it upon himself to help young victims of sex trafficking in New York City. Amazon Studios decided to hold the film until this April, but it’ll get a release this March in the U.K. and now a new trailer and beautiful poster from that locale has arrived.
One of our favorite films of Cannes Film Festival, where it picked up a Best Screenplay and Best Actor award, we said in our review, “The results are breathtaking, and You Were Never Really Here stands alongside Claire Denis’ Bastards as one of the most ferocious indictments of systematic abuse of power and gender violence ever projected on a screen.”
Also starring Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette, Dante Pereira-Olsen, and Alessandro Nivola, check out the trailer below.
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, 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 opens in the U.K. on March 9 and in the U.S. on April 6.