U25 & Students
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Director: William Oldroyd
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Thomasin McKenzie, Shea Whigham
Duration: 97 mins
"A superb the-less-you-know-the-better two-hander" – Flickering Myth
"classy, clever filmmaking, curiously exhilarating and addictive" – Variety
Based on the eponymous 2015 novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen translates on to the big screen as a dark and stylish noir thriller.
Thomasin Mackenzie (Jojo Rabbit, Last Night in Soho) stars as the titular character, a 24 year old prison worker, outcast by her peers and immersed in a life wrought with sordid misery.
The prison employs a new psychologist, Rebecca (Anne Hathaway), whose glamour and charisma entices Eileen, and the feeling is returned.
A twisted and depraved tale unfolds, directed by William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth) who balances rich visuals with strong central performances from his talented cast.