Jonathan Glazer is a singularly talented stylist and even when making thirty second commercials for TV he proved capable of evoking strong, memorable feelings and tones. There are some sequences in his first two feature films, Sexy Beast and Birth, that are as indelible, particular and peculiar to those movies as anything in, say, Kubrick’s body of work.
Under The Skin, which I have yet to see, appears to have a number of potent images and ideas of its own. From this trailer, the only comparison that readily comes to mind would be with the films of Donald Cammell.
Thanks to HitFix for premiering that promo.
Under The Skin opens in the US on April 4th and in the UK on March 14th.