Joaquin Phoenix stars as Joe, a damaged Gulf War veteran and former FBI agent turned assassin for hire, who specialises in saving young victims from child sex rings. When Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov), a US Senator’s daughter, is kidnapped, he is tasked with taking out the perpetrators and saving her. Adapted by Ramsay from the novella by Jonathan Ames, this is a mean and lean film concerned with tone and texture rather than convention. Evocative of Taxi Driver, it is driven by a remarkable score by Jonny Greenwood.
You Were Never Really Here screens on general release from Fri 9 March.
You Were Never Really Here is the final film reviewed in our March film podcast. Hear what we had to say at the 12.14 mark!
We are pleased to welcome Lynne Ramsay for a Q&A following our special preview on Tue 27 Feb, chaired by Sarah Perks, Artistic Director of Visual Art at HOME.