Alex Garland returns in the role of director for his new film, Menproduced in collaboration by DNA Films And A24. Garland was already a well-known director and screenwriter thanks to films such as the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina (with Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson), nominated in the category of best screenplay at the first Oscars of 2016, and Annihilation (with Natalie Portman).
Production of United Kingdomthe film aligns with Garland’s previous production, merging the genre ofhorrorof the dramatic and of science fiction.
In Menwe meet Harper Marlowe (Jessie Buckley) who retires to the English countryside following the death of her husband (Paapa Essiedu), hoping to find the place that will bring her peace and tranquility. But in this very place, Harper feels she is being watched, by something or someone from the woods surrounding her house.
Mentherefore, it brings together on the screen two actors who have already made themselves known before. Jessie Buckley she starred in the surrealist and psychological thriller produced by Netflix and directed by Charlie Kaufman in 2020, I’m thinking of ending it here. She was also present, along with Olivia Colman, in the cast of The dark daughterdirectorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Rory Kinnearinstead, that in Men plays the owner of the house rented by Harper and also numerous men of the village, he is known for his portrayal of the character of Bill Tanner in the latest films of the series of James Bond; but also for different roles TV seriessuch as Black Mirror (he is the Prime Minister of the disturbing incipit of this series), or the very recent one Our Flag Means Death.
The film is released in US theaters on May, 20th and will be presented at Cannes Film Festival the may 22.
The first clip of the film was released on May 18th, “First Encounter ”, which gives us a first look inside Men.