This film has stayed with me the whole week since I saw it, unlike most any other film has. It keeps coming up in my thoughts and has a depth that stretches farther than initially experienced.
The alienation experienced by Johansson, the separation and division from others, is fully felt immediately upon leaving the cinema. Rarely have I felt so immersed in a film, that returning to the world outside left me feeling exposed and slightly dazed. You start to see things through her eyes, the strange behaviours so considered normal by most humans. At times I felt so absorbed in the film, experiencing it fully and viscerally, the soundtrack hauntingly repetitive; an eerie sound that draws disparate scenes together.
The cinematic quality is both raw and realistic, combining remarkable secret camera footage of Glasgow, and the beautifully stylised Sci-Fi world of Johansson. The underlying theme is one of looking at society from a detached perspective and often she directly goes against it. The more I think about it, the more I want to go and see Under the Skin again.