Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn appeared at HOME Manchester last month alongside a preview screening of his new horror film, The Neon Demon – which formally opens this July. The film, whose scenes of necrophilia and cannabalism provoked outrage at the Cannes Film Festival, marks Refn’s return to US-based filmmaking following 2011’s Drive. The director has a taste for ultraviolence, great music and a strong visual look – and The Neon Demon ticks all the right boxes… and then some. This time, the narrative explores the dark side of beauty obsession in LA following the tale of an aspiring model played by Elle Fanning. The film includes a score by Cliff Martinez (Drive, Solaris, Traffic) and stars turns by Keanu Reeves and Jena Malone.

Thu 8 Jul – Sun 17 Jul (TBC), Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 8pm, sold out, homemcr.org

Fri 8 Jul - Sun 17 Jul
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Thu 14 Jul 2016