First show: March 08

Steve (J.K. Simmons) struggles with the tragic memories of his past while trying to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn’t the enemy he thinks it is. Having cut himself off from the world, Steve can no longer run away from the demons of his past. With his world coming apart, Steve hopes he can twist his reality and change his fate. Through the perspective of Steve, a morally complex man, the film is about the choices that we make and how, for many, this path can be out of fear disguised as practicality.

I’M NOT HERE is a film that is both lyrical and deeply grounded in its character work, a balancing act that is phenomenal to behold. It is never preachy nor moralizing. Whilst there is memorable dialogue throughout, it is what is unsaid that resonates. It’s the look of a morally complex man when his wife is unfazed that she has been caught having an affair. It’s that nervous glance of a child when being asked to choose between his parents. The film does not impose but presents us with a question, if there was multiple versions of yourself, possibilities infinite, which decisions and memories would you keep?

Directed by Michelle Schumacher. Starring J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan. 2019. USA. DCP. 81 minutes

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