* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

UNDER THE SKIN
Opening May 9

Starring Scarlett Johansson

Official Selection, 2013, Telluride, Venice, Toronto, London Film Festival

"Pure cinema. You're just hypnotized by the whole journey." –Alfonso Cuaron.

"An intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime." –Time Out.

"Watching this film feels like a genesis moment—of sci-fi fable, of filmmaking, of performance—with all the ambiguity and excitement that implies." –Time Out New York.

From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial—or somewhere in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michael Faber, the film examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

DIR/SCR Jonathan Glazer; SCR Walter Campbell, from the novel by Michel Faber; PROD James Wilson, Nick Wechsler. UK, 2013, color, 108 min, DCP. RATED R

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