Scarlett Johansson hasn’t been afraid to branch out and star in a wide range of films. From big budget studio pictures like Avengers and Iron Man to smaller independent features like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon, the actress is no doubt a talent willing to seek out all artistic opportunities.
The latest of those ventures is beyond artistic and boarders on the strange world normally only inhabited by film students and David Lynch. Under Skin is the most recent film by director Jonathan Glazer and we’ve been given the first footage of what the movie is all about.
If you’re looking for a straight forward meaning, the trailer offers up nothing more than random images from the film, which vary from sensual to grotesque.
The film is adapted from a novel by Micheal Faber and follows Johansson’s character as she roams the Scottish hillsides meeting people who tell her why they will be missed if they were to ever disappear.
The plot seems in itself to be open to an artistic independent eye but apparently if those eyes belong to Glazer, what we see will both stimulate and torture our senses. The trailer immediately brings to mind films like Eraserhead, which while it won’t be a ripoff by any means, says a lot about the will Johansson has to take her talent to all corners of her craft.
Under Skin will make an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival later this month.