Bones and All
Director: Luca Guadagnino Run Time: 130 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet
Abandoned by her father, a young woman named Maren embarks on a thousand-mile odyssey through the backroads of America where she meets Lee, a disenfranchised drifter. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
Luca Guadagnino is an Italian director and producer best known for his films Suspiria (2018), Call Me by Your Name (2017) and A Bigger Splash (2015). Has directed Tilda Swinton in five productions including an a/perture favorite I Am Love which screened in 2010. Then is Tilda Swinton his muse to which he responds, “The concept of muse is alien to me. To speak of a muse implies there is a couple in which one person is the objectified passive element – there to help the creative, active, often male part of the duo to create. A muse is very passive. Who wants a muse? I don’t want a muse. Do you want a muse? Collaboration deals with the concept of understanding the other, whereas ‘muse’ comes with the concept of denying the existence of the other.”
“Deeply intriguing, Bones and All is nothing like one might expect, but in the end, you’ll be glad you’ve devoured every bloody drop of it.” ~ Aramide Tinubu, Shadow and Act
“Beneath the viscera and grue is a tender and affecting tale of first love and discovery. It’s as elegant as carnal and carnivorous, and it’ll take a bite out of your heart if you let it.” ~ Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting