Psychology of ‘You Were Never Really Here’

You Were Never Really Here (2018) // PRESS HANDOUT // FILM STILL // PICTURED: Joaquin Phoenix (Joe) and Ekaterina Samsonov (Nina)

You Were Never Really Here puts us straight into the head of the main character, Joe, played by Joaquin Phoenix.

This episode of Psych Cinema explores Lyn Ramsey’s subtle filmmaking technique that provides little backstory of the character’s past trauma, and more emphasis on Joe’s perspective. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly is discussing the psychology behind the film in this week’s Psych Cinema.

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