Under the Skin
“Pure cinema! You’re just hypnotized by the whole journey.” –Alfonso Cuaron
“Sublime. A genuine revelation and one of the most original movies in years. Under the Skin finds Glazer graduating to the level of mastery. We may finally have an heir to Kubrick.” –LA Weekly
Join us for a special screening at the Gateway Film Center that’s free for Wexner Center members—just show your membership card at the Gateway box office. (Tickets are not available through the Wexner Center.) Grab a drink and some free snacks at happy hour, beginning at 6:30 PM, before the 7:30 PM film.
From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial—or somewhere in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways of Scotland in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michael Faber, Under the Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results. The result is an entrancing, virtuosic film, featuring the most striking performance of Scarlett Johansson’s career. (107 mins., DCP)