Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is a singular masterpiece. It resists definition because it is so terse itself, so withholding, that descriptions are necessarily reductive. But I’ll try anyway! It is a beautiful and terrifying vision of (in)human cruelty; a pitch-perfect evocation of the uncanny pain of bodily dysmorphia; a science-fiction fable viewed from the flickering edges of our understanding. Anchored by an incredible performance from Scarlett Johansson, who shifts from complete opacity to empathetic overload, and already-iconic work from composer Mica Levi and cinematographer Daniel Landin, Under the Skin is absolutely essential modern cinema.
FILM Screening: Under the Skin (2013)
Friday, April 20th, 2018
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa, Florida 33602
$7 Film + Museum
Museum Members Free