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Under The Skin – Britain (2013)

May 31, 2015
7:30 pm

Plot? Here’s what you need to know: An unnamed woman (Scarlett Johansson) with alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She’s not the usual femme fatale. She’s an alien, and what she does to these guys, well, that’s for you to find out.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer. He obsessed over how the world might really look to alien eyes. “I liked having it in my head. Finding the logic, the images. It’s like learning an alphabet, then a language, then writing in it, then trying to write poetry in it.”. For life to feel real, he decided, they needed real life. Extras shouldn’t just be non-professional actors, but people who didn’t even know they were being filmed, caught on hidden cameras when Johansson pulled up at the roadsides of Glasgow.