A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
Language: English – subtitles: Dutch
Fred and Rose move to a small town in Vermont in hopes of finding a job for Fred. The young couple is offered to move in with professor Stanley Hyman on the condition that Rose takes on the housekeeping, and watches Hyman’s wife – the infamous horror author Shirley Jackson.
Even though Rose is disturbed by the unusual household of the eccentric couple, a special bond develops between her and Shirley. A bond that puts a serious strain on the marriage of the young couple.
Shirley is a psychological drama with Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men), and premiered at Sundance film festival, where it won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Author Filmmaking.
‘Sensuous and beguiling’ (5-star rating) Independent
‘Perversely entertaining’ (4-star rating) The Guardian
‘Shirley will keep you enthralled (and guessing) until the very last second’ (4-star rating) Empire
Please note: this film is planned to be shown in Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500 in Eindhoven. Currently all cinemas are closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown. When cinemas are allowed to re-open their doors to the public again, we will include the ticket links on this web page.