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Neil Jordan
USA, Ireland 2018 / 98’
Ghost Town Anthology I Was at Home, but

The latest film by Neil Jordan, in which the director of The Crying Game and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, once again fuses passion with horror. He does so this time in portraying a dangerous relationship between a young New York waitress (Chloë Grace Moretz) and a mysterious widow named Greta (Isabelle Huppert). They meet when the girl finds a handbag in the subway and then locates its owner. That’s how Greta—who embraces the girl in an almost motherly sort of way—appears in her life. But what if the purse was just the bait, and the widow’s intentions are not innocent at all? As befits a psychological thriller, the plot thickens. While Greta keeps us in suspense, it also has a touch of humor, thanks especially to the self-deprecating performance of Huppert, who plays with her image as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. We see this star of European cinema—and the sleek cinematography of Seamus McGarvey (Nocturnal Animals and Atonement)—on the streets of New York this time, and we even get to hear her speak Hungarian. 

Adam Kruk


Dublin IFF 2019 – Best Irish Film

Neil Jordan

Born in 1950, Neil Jordan is a director, screenwriter and writer and one of the most important directors in Irish cinema. His films have been big events ever since his debut, Angel (1982), in which he brought Stephen Rea to the big screen. The Crying Game (1992) won an Oscar for best screenplay, and The End of the Affair (1999) took home a BAFTA. Jordan also won a Golden Lion in Venice for Michael Collins (1996) and a Silver Bear in Berlin for The Butcher Boy.

Selected filmography

1982 Anioł / Angel

1984 Towarzystwo wilków / The Company of Wolves

1992 Gra pozorów / The Crying Game

1994 Wywiad z wampirem / Interview with the Vampire

1996 Michael Collins

2005 Śniadanie na Plutonie / Breakfast on Pluto 

2009 Ondine

Cast & Crew

director Neil Jordan
screenplay Neil Jordan, Ray Wright
cinematography Seamus McGarvey
editing Nick Emerson
music Javier Navarrete
cast Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea
producer Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender, Karen Richards
production Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lawrence Bender Productions, Metropolitan Films
Polish distributor Monolith
language English, French, Hungarian
colouration colour