Luca Guadagnino is a filmmaker I have the greatest respect for. From Call me by your name to I am loveand his unique outlook Suspiria, I have become an admirer of his work. And his latest is something a little shocking and more than a little disturbing to some. Bones and all is a story about two people who meet and fall in love while on a road trip. And yes, they are both cannibals who crave the taste of human flesh. The fascinating and sometimes brutal feature stars Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet. And this is certainly a cool feature, one that is challenging, exciting and a little controversial.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with the impressive Luca Guadagnino and the amazing Taylor Russell. For Guadagnino, I asked the acclaimed filmmaker about the balance between violence and a love story. He is a great person to talk to and his genre is quite unique and respectable. And then there is the wonderfully talented Ms. Russell. I’ve been a fan of her since I saw her in Waves and Escape Room movie. Here she is absolutely fantastic as a young girl dealing with some shocking issues. While Bones and all may not connect with some, I found the film incredibly compelling – you can see mine review here.
Directed by Guadagnino from a script by him Suspiria business partner David Kajganich, Bones and all tells the story of the first love between Maren (Russell), a young woman learning to survive on the fringes of society, and Lee (Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and walk together on a thousand-mile long 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 past and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their difference.
Bones and all is currently playing in theaters and is as bold a choice as you could make this Thanksgiving weekend.