Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz star in the new film by Neil Jordan, released in U.S. theaters this Friday. The film tells the story of an encounter that spirals out of control.
Two years after Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, which was nominated for two Oscars, Isabelle Huppert is back in Greta, the new film from Neil Jordan (Interview with a Vampire, Byzantium, the televisions series The Borgias). She plays a widowed French woman working in New York as a piano teacher. But her peaceful, solitary life is interrupted when she meets a young stranger, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), who returns her bag to her after finding it in the subway. Immensely grateful, Greta invites the young woman to tea.
The pair get on famously and soon strike up a symbolic mother-daughter relationship that goes beyond a simple friendship. But Frances soon realizes Greta is far from the placid woman with a simple past she claims to be. The film twists into a terrifying psychological thriller exploring the themes of loss and madness caused by solitude. Co-written by Neil Jordan and Ray Wright, Greta was presented at a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.
U.S. release: March 1, 2019
Running time: 98 min
Director: Neil Jordan
With: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
U.S. distributor: Focus Features