Explore the darker side of society with a new trailer from director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk
About Kevin). After a successful run at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, You Were Never Really Here hopes
to showcase some brutal, psychologically driven drama.
You Were Never Really Here, similar to Ramsay’s previous feature film, is based off a short story of the
same name. The plot is as follows:
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
The film will star Joaquin Phoenix as the troubled veteran in what we expect to me escalating instances
of violence. Similar to the vein of films such as Taxi Driver, You Were Never Really Here will delve deep
into the underbelly of society as well as our main protagonist (antagonist?).
You Were Never Really Here first premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and was met with
much success. Director Lynne Ramsay was joint winner for Best Screenplay, while Joaquin Phoenix won
the award for Best Actor.
After the success at Cannes, the film has been slated for wide release first in the UK March 9, 2018.
North American release is less than a month later, You Were Never Really Here making its way overseas
April 6, 2018. The North American release comes by Amazon Studios. The trailer show that it will bring
audiences close to the darkness outside of our own doors later this Spring. The film has already received
large acclaim for the acting, scoring, and direction from Ramsay.
Ekaterina Sasonov, Judith Roberts, John Doman, Alex Manette, Dante Pereiera-Olsen, and Alessandro
Nivola will star alongside Phoenix.
You Were Never Really Here is expected to release March 9, 2018 in the UK and April 6,
2018 in North America.