Out of Blue
Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Jacki Weaver
An unmissable neo-noir, Carol Morley’s (Falling, Dreams of a Life) premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2018. With hints of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and the most thrilling works of Nicolas Roeg, this brilliantly stylised mystery thriller follows a detective in search of a truth that may destabilise not only her view of the world, but her very being.
When homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the murder of a leading astrophysicist (Mamie Gummer) in New Orleans, she is confronted by a mystery that begins to affect her in ways she had never expected. As the investigation deepens, a darker world is slowly revealed and Hoolihan must use all of her skills and experience to piece together fragments of a wider conspiracy.
Adapted from Martin Amis’ novel ‘Night Train’, Morley has created a wonderfully offbeat, moody detective story with an almost Lynchian dry wit. Clarkson captivates instantly in the lead role, ably supported by an impressive ensemble cast including James Caan, Jacki Weaver and Toby Jones.
We’re delighted to welcome director Carol Morley to Screening Days to introduce the film!