Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell dazzle in Luca Guadagnino’s blood-soaked parable of poverty and rebellion.
Taylor Russell plays Maren, a shy, smart kid who has just started at a new school, living on the edge of poverty with her careworn dad (André Holland). One of her new friends invites her to a sleepover, where the mood of humid, girlish intimacy excites Maren in ways her new friends could not have anticipated: she bites someone’s finger off and eats it. Abandoned she meets Lee (Timothée Chalamet) and they embark on a blood-drenched Bonnie and Clyde odyssey. This is an exquisite gothic romance in the tradition of Dracula and Frankenstein... It’s a queasy watch but it’s also unexpectedly thought-provoking and even touching.
Italy/USA Luca Guadagnino 130m