Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Selected by the Music Branch. Free for Museum Members.

Selected by the Music Branch.
Free for Museum Members.
Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who takes human form to prey on men—but ends up finding something like humanity within herself—in this bleak and startling thriller directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth). With its powerful combination of Johansson’s brave performance, the moody cinematography of Daniel Landin, and the naturalistic (often improvised) dialogue, Under the Skin is a one-of-a-kind science-fiction horror, aided greatly by the unnerving atonal music of Mica Levi’s first score for a feature film. 

DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Glazer. WRITTEN BY: Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer. WITH: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell. 2014. 108 min. UK/Switzerland. Color. English. Rated R. DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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