Though it isn’t always the case every year, this spring on the Croisette there are high profile titles all the way until the final day of the Cannes Film Festival. And screening near the back-end of the schedule is Lynne Ramsay‘s “You Were Never Really Here,” and it certainly looks like something different from the filmmaker, if the first clip is anything to go by.
Joaquin Phoenix seems to be channeling Liam Neeson, playing a military veteran who rescues women from sex traffickers. However, while the aesthetic might be gritty, the film gets a unique sonic touch from Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood, who provides the score, which can be heard throughout this first peek at the movie. Here’s the synopsis from Cannes:
A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.
Keep an eye out for our review. No U.S. release date for this one just yet. [Deadline]