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Shirley

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  • Fri 30 Oct to Thu 5 Nov
  • 107 minutes
  • Director: Josephine Decker
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman
  • (2020)

Synopsis

Elisabeth Moss gives a tour-de-force performance as Shirley Jackson, one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th Century,

in this unconventional biopic from the brilliant mind of director Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) and executive producer Martin Scorsese.



Set in the early 1950s, the film charts an imagined chapter in the life of Jackson, who has recently become a literary sensation. When her philandering professor husband (Michael Stuhlbarg) invites a newlywed couple into their home, the reclusive writer is forced to change her routine, which heightens tensions in their already tempestuous household. This change acts as a catalyst, sparking inspiration for the anxiety-prone writer. As she becomes enamoured with Rose, her unsuspecting new muse, Shirley’s obsession plunges her into a quasi-delirium, awakening a repressed femininity that could inspire her next masterpiece.