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Shirley

Directed by Josephine Decker
United States, 2020
Drama, Thriller, Biography

Synopsis

A young couple moves in with famed horror author Shirley Jackson and her Bennington College professor-husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Jackson’s next major novel.

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Shirley Directed by Josephine Decker

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2020 | Winner: U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Auteur Filmmaking

Critics reviews

While I enjoyed some of the waspish dialogue, I found myself having a listlessly checked-out reaction I’ve never had to Decker’s previous work, which whatever its flaws always was restlessly finding its way towards to a new visual language—here, the results, though absolutely recognizable as in keeping with her previous work, don’t feel as startling.
January 29, 2020
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Riveting in each and every scene, thanks not only to the excellent ensemble cast, but also, in large part, to its lush cinematography and mise en scène.
January 27, 2020
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