There’s a lot of hype surrounding David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake.” After his last film, “It Follows,” surprised many with its thoughtful take on the horror film genre, fans were clamoring for what the filmmaker has up his sleeve next. Well, right before the film debuts at Cannes, we have a couple clips from the film.
“Under the Silver Lake” follows a guy named Sam (played by Andrew Garfield) as he investigates the disappearance of a neighbor. Sarah (Riley Keough) and Sam had a quick romance before her mysterious disappearance. As Sam searches for Sarah, he gets involved in situations that are more sinister than he could ever imagine.
In the clips, you get an idea of the tone that Mitchell is going for with ‘Silver Lake.’ This isn’t another horror film, or a straight-up noir either. There are moments that are fun, disturbing, and frankly, a little silly but in the best possible way. It’s clear that the filmmaker has another strong entry into his short IMDB filmography.
As mentioned above, “Under the Silver Lake” has its premiere this week at Cannes, but will hit theaters in the US soon, debuting on June 22.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neonoir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood. Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels. From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens — dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Dr., Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.