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Joaquin Phoenix, Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

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When violence meets tenderness: Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay discuss their approach to the hero’s journey.

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Joaquin Phoenix, Lynne Ramsay - You Were Never Really Here

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay, actor and director of the film You Were Never Really Here.

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It took You Were Never Really Here one year from Cannes 2017 and the courage of a small local distributor to finally be released in Italy and for the occasion Fred’s Chiara Nicoletti meets director Lynne Ramsay and protagonist Joaquin Phoenix, in Rome to present the film. As the film focuses on a very delicate balance between tenderness and brutal violence, Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay discuss violence as the solution to fight violence, what it means to be a pacifist and above all, declare their personal fears and defects. It’s an excess of empathy, the key that makes Joaquin Phoenix able to play so many difficult and tormented characters with such deepness and catharsis.

You Were Never Really Here:  A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

For the official website of the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Joaquin Phoenix / Lynne Ramsay
  • Interviewee role
    Actor / Director
  • Film title
    You Were Never Really Here
  • Festival section
    Italian release May, 1st
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