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Eileen (2023)

Opens on December 8

Director: William Oldroyd Run Time: 97 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague, Shea Whigham, Thomasin McKenzie

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Based on the book of the same name by literary powerhouse Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen follows a peculiar young woman whose dreary life stretches on toward unending misery.

In frigid 1960s Boston, Eileen shuffles between her father’s dingy, emotionally haunted home and the prison where she works alongside colleagues who have ostracized her. When an intoxicating woman joins the prison staff, Eileen is taken. Just when the possibility of a salvational friendship (or maybe more) takes hold and forms a singular glimmer in Eileen’s darkness, her newfound confidant entangles her in a shocking crime that alters all.

“The tension and suspense Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie create together is worthy of obsession. Eileen proves to be continuously engaging and flourishing with technical talent.”

—Anna Miller, Discussing Film

The film went on to receive nominations for Best Director and Best Supporting Performance (Anne Hathaway and Marin Ireland) at the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards.

About the filmmaker:

William Oldroyd a British filmmaker best known for directing the critically acclaimed Toronto Film Festival breakout Lady Macbeth (2016). The film was well-reviewed at the BFI London Film Festival, screened in the Spotlight section at Sundance, won the FIPRESCI Award at San Sebastián, and earned a DGA Award nomination. Prior to his feature-length debut, Oldroyd’s short film Best (2014) won the Sundance London Short Film Competition and was then invited to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Oldroyd returned to Sundance to premiere his sophomore feature, Eileen (2023).

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