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Eileen

 

Year: 2023 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 (Wide) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert ā€“ Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by William Oldroyd 
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Shea Whigham, Sam Nivola  
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Review:

This thriller set in 1960s America follows the titular Eileen (McKenzie), who has a miserable home life living with her abusive father Jim (Whigham). She works in a prison, where she soon becomes enthralled by the stylish Rebecca (Hathaway), who starts there as a psychologist. However, as their new relationship ā€“ and Eileenā€™s obsession ā€“ deepens, they risk leading one another into a doomed situation with no easy way out. This film explores the fears of an isolated individual living an existence devoid of hope, before a chance encounter with someone whose powerful independence is intoxicating, and who may present a path to a new life. But since Eileen must navigate the grim reality of her current life at the same time as a new, addictive relationship, it is unclear whether she will make it through unscathed.

Callum O'Sullivan

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Screenings of this film:

2023/2024 Spring Term (digital)