Director: William Oldroyd Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Thomasin McKenzie
Fall Focus 2023 Opening Night Film
Based on the book of the same name by literary powerhouse Ottessa Moshfegh, EILEEN follows a peculiar young woman whose dreary life stretches on toward unending misery. In frigid 1960s Massachusetts, Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie; LEAVE NO TRACE, IFFBoston 2018) shuffles between her father’s dingy, emotionally haunted home and the prison where she works alongside colleagues who have ostracized her. When an intoxicating woman (Anne Hathaway) joins the prison staff, Eileen is taken. Just when the possibility of a salvational friendship (or maybe more) takes hold and forms a singular glimmer in Eileen’s darkness, her newfound confidant entangles her in a shocking crime that alters all.
William Oldroyd (LADY MACBETH) is sure to make a splash with this imaginative and forceful adaptation. With a seductive and savage performance from Hathaway and an unhinged, powerhouse showing from McKenzie, EILEEN is brought to the screen with brilliant gloom.
—Ash Hoyle, Sundance Film Festival guide
A Neon release
$15 General Admission
$13 IFFBoston & Brattle members, students, and seniors*
*Limited to one ticket per screening per membership card or Student ID. Student and senior prices are only available at the box office with valid ID. Member discount cannot be combined with other offers.
IFFBoston members get priority seating for all Fall Focus screenings. Brattle passes not accepted.