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Under the Skin (15)

The Continental

19 November 2014 · 8:00pm

The Continental , The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP · Get directions

Organised by: They Eat Culture

Certificate: 15

An astonishing new film from the British director Jonathan Glazer.

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. IMDB

“Glazer has stylishly absorbed the influences of Nic Roeg and David Lynch, with something of Gaspar Noé in the hardcore moments and maybe an echo of Bertrand Tavernier’s Glasgow film Death Watch.

There are memories of An American Werewolf in London and even, in the alien’s loneliness, a touch of ET. But Glazer places his film in such a different and unexpected locale: in tough city streets more associated with Andrea Arnold or Ken Loach. The quicksilver shapes of futurist bodyhorror fantasy are scuffed with social-realist grit, but modified, too, with Jonathan Glazer’s brilliant flair for visual impact. And I’m someone who still watches this director’s horses-in-the-surf Guinness commercial on YouTube and gasps. His previous films Sexy Beast (2000) and Birth (2004) had more conventional twisty plots. This is a pure intravenous injection of mood.” THE GUARDIAN

UNDER THE SKIN is screened at The Continental on Wednesday 19th November by They Eat Culture’s Future Preston Tours as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi:Days of Fear & Wonder Season, supported by Film Hub North West

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