Look alive, film fanatics! Acclaimed director, Lynne Ramsay, best known for her 2017 feature “You Were Never Really Here,” is bouncing back onto the cinematic scene. Ramsay, who hasn’t released a film since then, has recently finished production on “Polaris” starring the ever enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix. With Phoenix on board and Ramsay at the helm, fans have every reason to be buzzing with anticipation.
But hold on to your hats because Ramsay isn’t done just yet. She’s turning heads with whispers about her next venture, an unexpected pairing with Hollywood’s darling, Jennifer Lawrence, in the upcoming film, “Die, My Love.” You may think the title alone cues a tragic drama, but Ramsay has a surprising twist for us. She’s dubbing it as a comedy. You read that correctly – a comedy; or more specifically, a dark comedy.
In a recent interview with Variety during the Sarajevo Film Festival, Ramsay gave a tantalizing sneak peek into “Die, My Love.” The plot centers around a woman in the rural French terrain, battling mental illness and her personal life. From the description, it may not sound like your typical comedy, but Ramsay assures audiences that they should be prepared to laugh.
“It’s about mental health…and the breakdown of a marriage,” Ramsay revealed. “But it’s really funny. At least I think it’s funny… But I’m Glaswegian, so I’ve a really black sense of humor.”
Admittedly, comedy doesn’t exactly fit the Ramsay filmography. Her body of work rarely strays into humor, which means “Die, My Love” may showcase her unique take on the genre, blending elements of drama and comedy. If the silver lining is laughing at our darkest moment, it’s crucial to remember that Lawrence is a natural comedic talent. There may be more laughs contained in “Die, My Love” than we initially expected.
All in all, it seems we’re about to be graced with another Lynne Ramsay film just after we recover from “Polaris.” Genre notwithstanding, more of Ramsay’s compelling storytelling can only be a recipe for movie magic.