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 hypnotic, intoxicating, 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 fiction, horror, unusual special effects and suspense.
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.