Director: Alex Garland Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Gayle Rankin, Jessie Buckley, Paapa Essiedu, Rory Kinnear
Country: United Kingdom
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About the film:
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.
“Riveting performances from Jessie Buckley and a truly chameleonic Rory Kinnear make this A24 conversation-starter an unconventional genre standout… The less you know about Men going in, the better.”
—David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter
About the filmmaker:
Alex Garland is an English writer and filmmaker. He rose to prominence as a novelist in the late 1990s with his novel “The Beach”, which led some critics to call Garland a key voice of Generation X. He subsequently received praise for the screenplays of the films 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007) (both directed by Danny Boyle), Never Let Me Go (2010), and Dredd (2012). Garland made his directorial debut with Ex Machina (2014), a science fiction-thriller which explores the emergence of artificial general intelligence. The film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.See our upcoming films