Here at Pushkin Press, we are beyond excited that the award-winning You Were Never Really Here is finally out in cinemas this Friday.
The blisteringly brilliant film, directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix is based on the book by Jonathan Ames, now out in a rather stunning film tie-in edition.
The Pushkin team was lucky enough to get to go to a preview of the film. Here’s what we thought!
India Darsley, Managing Production Editor
Joaquin Phoenix gets Joe’s character bang on – particularly his PTSD and how that makes him perfect for his rather niche career choice. Grab your tickets, it’s hammer time
Mollie Stewart, Publicity and Marketing Officer
Joaquin Phoenix is just sublime. Beautifully shot and hauntingly visceral, Lynne Ramsay draws you into this brutal world of a broken man and holds you in its grip right up until the very last moment.
Jen Acton, Digital Editor
Beautiful and brutal in equal measure, Phoenix’s raw and unerring performance combined with Jonny Greenwood’s captivating score makes for an incredible cinematic experience. Go and see it, now.
If you’re a book-before-the-film kind of person, you’ve still got time to read Jonathan Ames’ novella.