“,” the new film from “ ” director , was set to be released on June 22. But after a not-great response at the Cannes Film Festival, distributor A24 has opted to release the film in December instead.
The neonoir, which starsand , will now be released on December 7. That might also mean they don’t want it to get lost in the summer shuffle and consider it more prestigious Oscar season fare.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
And a sampling of the reviews from Cannes:
: “A knotty neo-noir [that] slides into a Lynchian swamp of outré weirdness.”
: “The film itself lacks atmosphere, or tension, or emotional engagement.”
: “The film’s brazen sexism is matched by the shameless unoriginality of the conspiracy theories and clues that take up most of its runtime.”
: “Andrew Garfield shines in ‘It Follows’ writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s much-anticipated and very funny modern noir.”
: “It’s a lot to process. I think it may be a modern masterpiece?”