From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir thriller about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighbourhood.
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33 year old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
Under The Silver Lake is a sprawling and unexpected detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens — dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbours, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all… Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, writer-director David Robert Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love. MA15+ In selected cinemas* from June 20.
“Bravo to David Robert Mitchell for having the guts to make this mad mongrel of a movie.” – David Jenkins, Little White Lies
“Endlessly fascinating and distinctively weird, Mitchell creates a vivid world you’re consistently compelled to dive deeper into.” – Joey Magidson, Hollywood News
“Seductive and disturbing Los Angeles head-trip noir.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Thanks to Dendy Cinemas we have 5 double in season passes to give away. For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Under The Silver Lake in the subject line, telling us the name of one other movie set in and about life in Los Angeles (or TV series) you’ve seen and enjoyed. Make sure you include a postal address for the prize. Entries close midday Monday June 17.
* This competition is for Sydney movie-goers. In Sydney Under the Silver Lake is exclusive to Dendy Newtown.
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