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Shirley

(Rated M)

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“I’m a witch, didn’t anyone tell you?”

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Overview

Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) returns with this simmering drama, loosely based on the life of American Gothic author Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her literary professor husband, Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg, aka Elio’s dad). In autumn 1964, aspiring young professor Fred Nemser (Logan Lerman) and his wife Rose (Odessa Young) arrive in a sleepy Vermont college town. In exchange for free room and board at the Hymans, Rose agrees to tidy up and look after Shirley, who is so caught up in the process of writing her new novel she hasn't left the house in months. In a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-like scenario, Fred and Rose soon find themselves pawns in the couple’s twisted matrimonial games.

Winner: U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking
— Sundance Film Festival 2020
“Surreal and hypnotic... Elisabeth Moss is phenomenal”
— /Film
“Thrillingly perverse... As willfully unconventional as a literary portrait could possibly be”
— The Guardian
“Delightfully wicked”
— NME
“All praise to Elisabeth Moss, who brilliantly plays Jackson as a volcano on the verge of eruption”
— Rolling Stone

Why You Should See This Film

From Her Smell to The Invisible Man, Elisabeth Moss has raised the already stratospherically high bar she’s set for herself recently, and her performance here as author Shirley Jackson ranks among her best. Accurately described by The New Yorker as “a symphony of faces”, Josephine Decker's laser-focused direction manages to transform even the tiniest flicker of an eyelid into a gesture loaded with importance. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who has credited Decker with helping to expand “the language of cinema”, this is exciting, electric filmmaking that throws the biopic rulebook out the window.

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  • Year: 2020
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Josephine Decker
  • Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young
  • Duration: 107 minutes
  • Language: English
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