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Phoenix, Ramsay improvise a blistering and brutal thriller

FILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, writer-director Lynne Ramsay, left, holds her award for best screenplay, and actor Joaquin Phoenix holds his best actor award for their work on "You Were Never Really Here," during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday. The film releases nationwide in the U.S. on Friday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 05, 2018 - 3:12 PM

NEW YORK - The fractured thriller "You Were Never Really Here," starring Joaquin Phoenix, is Scottish filmmaker's Lynne Ramsay's fourth and most frenetic film.

In theatres Friday, the movie is only Ramsay's second in 15 years. She extensively prepared to write and direct "The Lovely Bones" before being dropped for Peter Jackson. And she walked away from the Western "Jane Got a Gun," starring Natalie Portman, just as production was starting in a dispute over creative control with producers that ultimately led to lawsuits.

But in "You Were Never Really Here," one of cinema's most powerfully psychological filmmakers returns with a film that won best screenplay and best actor at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

The 48-year-old says making films is exhausting, but "You Were Never Really Here" made her feel "like a kid again."

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