Under The Skin Is the Perfect Art House Film (Video)

The art house film Under The Skin directed by Jonathan Glazer brings beautiful surprises.

The film is based on the novel written by Michel Faber. It is about a beautiful and voluptuous woman named Laura (Scarlett Johansson) that seduces forsaken men and gets rid of them by taking away their humanity.

Film critics have described this movie as hypnoticintoxicating, and mysterious.

Despite the fact that most of arthouse films are made with a reduced amount of money, one successful and renowned actress, Scarlett Johansson, plays the leading role.

According to movie critics, her performance was excellent. Although Johansson is better known for acting in commercial movies such as Iron Man and The Avengers, she has also starred in arthouse films such as:

  • Lost in Translation,
  • Ghost World,
  • and Her.

Under the Skin combines: science fictionhorrorunusual special effects and suspense.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

The movie is recommended for people who enjoy arthouse films, who like watching human interactions, and a slow development of the story.

Jonathan Glazer, the director of the movie, is known for his drama Sexy Beast. In spite of the fact that this movie is an arthouse film and some people do not like this kind of films, it is highly recommended for those who are fan of Johansson’s work and want to watch something different.

Three Important Arthouse Science Fiction Films

A lot of people can relate the genre science fiction with commercial movies. The truth is that many arthouse films are also science fiction movies. For that reason, we have to explore deeper the world of non-commercial films to watch the surprises that it comprises, mostly great surprises. There are three important arthouse science fiction films which are:

A Boy and his Dog

The movie tells the story of a teenage wanderer named Vic. This kid is living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland looking for food with his telepathic dog, named Blood. Both find an underground society who want to use Vic in order to repopulate the world and then get rid of him. The movie had a lot of success because it was making fun offuture society.


The film is about an unsuccessful banker who tries to fake his own death. This movie shows the lives of American middle class with its struggles and issues. The cinematography of this film is excellent because it makes people feel what the characters are feeling.

Je t’aime je t’aime

The movie is about a man who joins a time travel experiment. The purpose of this experiment was that people selected could travel through their past, but just for one minute. However, the man got stuck. During this time, he revives his former romantic relationship.