From uncompromising director Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here follows grizzled Gulf War veteran Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) who now works as a hired gun specialising in recovering missing teens. After the daughter of an ambitious New York senator is kidnapped, Joe embarks on a brutal rescue mission while trying to care for his elderly mother (Judith Roberts) in their New York City home. Caught between feverish hallucinations and disoriented reality, Joe must handle half-baked leads and personal trauma in his electrifying pursuit of justice. With its lyrical visual style and gritty composition, this film is a remarkable return to form from the brilliant filmmaker behind Morvern Callar and Ratcatcher.
“A head-spinningly accomplished work that reconfirms Ramsay as one of the most thrillingly distinctive and daring film-makers of her generation” — The Guardian