Under The Skin: an icy parable of love, sex and loneliness
A coolly striking brunette drives a battered old van around Scotland seducing unremarkable men, whom she then despatches in a nightmarishly bizarre manner.
13 March 2014
Under the Skin, adapted from Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, takes place across Scotland, following Laura (Scarlett Johansson) as she travels the country in a dilapidated blue van.
Director Jonathan Glazer returns to the big screen after nine years with a film that ‘will leave you at once entranced and terrified’. Laura meets lonely and desperate men who she tempts into her van where they ultimately meet a gruesome and unpleasant end.
Laura is an alien who has been tasked with harvesting humans for an unknown purpose. The men she meets will not be missed, with no girlfriends or families waiting for them. Described as an ‘icy parable of love, sex and loneliness’ Under the Skin is a bizarre mix of intense horror and classic fish out of water tale.
The film was shot primarily on hidden cameras with members of the public unwittingly appearing alongside the disguised Johansson, meaning that all reactions are completely natural and real.
With it’s unique combination of Science Fiction, unusual special effects and horrific themes running through the film, Under the Skin is ‘an intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime.’
Under the Skin is now showing and tickets are available online, from the Box Office and by phone on 0871 902 5737