Two women strike up a strong friendship – until things get a little strange
Someone with the talent of Isabelle Huppert deserves a larger platform, although she is rarely seen in non-European produced films. Greta will hopefully help to change that, in Neil Jordan’s first film since 2012’s Byzantium. It premièred at TIFF back in August to mixed reviews and is now set up for release in the UK in a few months time. You can get a first look at the film with the trailer for Greta above.
A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta, an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends – but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.
Jordan writes and directs, with Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Zawe Ashton, Colm Feore and Stephen Rea all in the supporting cast.
Greta opens in UK cinemas on April 19th 2019.
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