You Won't Be Alone

    You Won't Be Alone
    2022

    Synopsis

    In an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, a young feral witch accidentally kills a peasant. She assumes the peasant's shape to see what life is like in her skin, igniting a deep seated curiosity to experience life inside the bodies of others.

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    Cast

    • Sara KlimoskaNevena
    • Anamaria MarincaMaria
    • Alice EnglertBiliana
    • Félix MaritaudYovan
    • Carloto CottaBoris
    • Noomi RapaceBosilka
    • Irena RistićElica
    • Kamka TocinovskiYoana
    • Leontina BainovićYoung Nevena
    • Anastasija KaranovichYoung Biliana

    Recommendations

    • 100

      The Guardian

      It’s a deft and thrilling conceit, experiencing the highs and lows of life through different people. Stolevski, in a film that feels less like a debut and more a late-stage magnum opus, has found an ingenious vessel to make profound observations on gender, sex and being.
    • 91

      Consequence

      With its painterly, brutal beauty and folk-horror underpinnings, it’s tempting to dismiss Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone as “Terrence Malick’s The VVitch.” But it’s so much more than that, a devastating yet highly-attuned exploration of the brutality of the world, and our yearning for identity and connection to protect us from nature’s capriciousness.
    • 91

      IndieWire

      It’s a challenging movie, but one so overflowingly empathetic for even its cruelest characters that the emotional beats outweigh the headier structural conceits that make for a narrative often hazy, out of reach, and gorgeously weblike.
    • 90

      Screen Daily

      You Won’t Be Alone’s strength lies in Stolevski’s ability to balance the gore with the humanity.
    • 80

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Stolevski depicts the young creature’s journey toward humanity with sensitivity and increasing investment.
    • 80

      Variety

      The film’s last act brings everything full circle in a way that should satisfy both horror and art-house audiences, but then the movie, like its protagonist, is never content to be just one thing.
    • 78

      Paste Magazine

      Though its leisurely pace and sinuous storyline might test the audience’s patience, the Macedonian-Australian filmmaker packs his folk horror breakthrough with enough guts and gore to keep eyes fixed on the screen.
    • 75

      Slant Magazine

      Throughout You Won’t Be Alone, writer-director Goran Stolevski rejects the slickness that defines so-called elevated horror.

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