Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All” is set to make its Philippine premiere at the 10th QCinema International Film Festival, running from November 16 to 25 in Quezon City.
“Bones and All” is a story of first love and a liberating road odyssey of two young people (Chalamet, Russell) coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.
In September, the film held its world premiere in the 79th Venice International Film Festival where it received over eight minutes of standing ovation. During the festival’s awards night, Luca Guadagnino was honored with the Silver Lion for Best Director, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress went to Taylor Russell.
Last week, “Bones and All” received two nominations in the 32nd Annual Gotham Awards — Taylor Russell for Outstanding Lead Performance, and Mark Rylance for Outstanding Supporting Performance.
With an impressive 88% Tomatometer score at reviews-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, “Bones and All” has become one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year.
In its review, The Hollywood Reporter wrote “Guadagnino’s seemingly divergent interests in romance and horror have never come together quite so ideally as they do here, played out against a constantly moving canvas of small-town America.”
“It’s actors give you something to watch every minute,” praised TIME Magazine, while Entertainment Weekly described the film as “A born provocateur’s faithful ode to a classic cinematic genre, only with human gristle between its teeth.”
Finally, Los Angeles Times raved “There’s real pleasure in `Bones and All,’ an insistent sweetness that somehow both nourishes and cleanses away the horror.”
In “Bones and All,” first love finds Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothee Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey that takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Bones and All” stars Taylor Russell (“Escape Room”), Timothée Chalamet (“Dune”) and Mark Rylance (“Dunkirk”). Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis, screenplay by David Kajganich.
In cinemas starting November 23, “Bones and All” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #BonesAndAll