In 2008 Steve McQueen (not the famous dead actor but the famous artist-turned-director) impressed us with his riveting debut feature Hunger. In it, Irish hot stuff Michael Fassbender played the role of IRA martyr Bobby Sands. Fassbender is back in McQueen's Shame as Brandon, a yuppie with a sex addiction. Rather than making a real connection with people, Brandon hooks up with prostitutes or resorts to online porn. Fassbender won Best Actor in Venice but Carey Mulligan is equally impressive as Brandon's sister Sissy, a quirky nightclub singer who wears floppy vintage hats. All in all McQueen delivers a sensitive portrait of a modern disease: the inability to connect with another person.

Bovenstaande recensie van Shame staat deze maand in Subbacultcha. Lees 'm hier.
Vanaf 9 februari in de Nederlandse filmtheaters.