In Lynne Ramsay’s past feature films, including Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, and We Need to Talk About Kevin, death defines both the story arc and the lives of the main characters. The dead live on through belongings and gifts, places and spaces, and lingering traumas, and events mostly transpire in death’s aftermath. Given that the main character (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a killer-for-hire, how will the spectre of death, which is such a defining element of her oeuvre, haunt Ramsay’s newest release, the upcoming You Were Never Really Here?

Hey! There's nothing like recognizing your own mortality. Need a reminder? Check out our video on Memento Mori. For more on the way death is portrayed onscreen, check out our video Death is a Beautiful Woman. And, you know, it's hard to talk about Ramsay and not talk about Andrea Arnold, who touches on many of the same themes. Watch our video about Arnold's Women in Landscapes right here.