Art and Experience: Life is better with a new Lynne Ramsay film to look forward to. For the second time in her short career, the talented filmmaker is resurfacing after a prolonged gap between projects. Back in 2011, Ramsay released “We Need To Talk About Kevin” to wide acclaim, marking her first feature film since 2002’s “Morvern Callar.” And now, six years after ‘Kevin,’ we’re finally being treated to our first look of Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.”
This first batch of photos shows us Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joe, a war veteran who takes it upon himself to clean up the sex trade in his city. Back in 2016, the film was sold to Amazon Studios at the Cannes market for $3.5 million, and given Amazon’s preference for both a theatrical and a streaming release, we should have a chance to catch this one in theaters. While no official plot synopsis has been released for “You Were Never Really Here,” Ramsay’s film is based on the Jonathan Ames novel of the same name – allowing us at least some insight into the adaptation. Here’s the description of Ames’s novel courtesy of Amazon:
A former Marine and ex-FBI agent, Joe has seen one too many crime scenes and known too much trauma, and not just in his professional life. Solitary and haunted, he prefers to be invisible. He doesn’t allow himself friends or lovers and makes a living rescuing young girls from the deadly clutches of the sex trade. But when a high-ranking New York politician hires him to extricate his teenage daughter from a Manhattan brothel, Joe uncovers a web of corruption that even he may not be able to unravel. When the men on his trail take the only person left in the world who matters to him, he forsakes his pledge to do no harm. If anyone can kill his way to the truth, it’s Joe…
We’ll let you know as soon as more information about Ramsay’s film becomes available.