64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
The stagnant waters of Eileen's dull, stifled life as a solitary worker at a juvenile detention center in 1960s Boston - are unexpectedly disrupted when the institution brings in a new psychologist, the vibrant Rebecca. The fervent enthusiasm that blossoms between the two women almost immediately gives way to a closer relationship, until their fragile connection takes a dramatic turn. William Oldroyd, acclaimed for his work in theater and opera (his film Lady Macbeth received the Golden Alexander and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2016 Thessaloniki Film Festival), reaffirms his status as one of the most audacious talents in global cinema with his second film, confirming his dedication to challenging the conventions of film genres. With the captivating chemistry between Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway as the driving force, the director takes on world literature, skillfully adapting Ottessa Moshfegh’s award-winning titular novel into an enthralling thriller. Todd Haynes’s Carol meets the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: William Oldroyd
Script: Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel
Cinematography: Ari Wegner
Editing: Nick Emerson
Sound: Lewis Goldstein, Anton Gold
Music: Richard Reed Parry
Actors: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague
Production: Omniscient Productions, Likely Story
Producers: Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, Peter Cron, Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh, William Oldroyd
Co-producers: Johnny Holland
Costumes: Olga Mill
Production Design: Craig Lathrop
Executive producer: Farhana Bhula, Ollie Madden, Julia Oh, Gregory Zuk, Jamin O'Brien
Make Up: Anouck Sullivan, Stella Sensel
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 98'
Distribution in Greece: Tanweer
Contact: NBCUniversal

William Oldroyd

William Oldroyd is best known for directing the critically acclaimed, TIFF 2016 breakout film Lady Macbeth starring Florence Pugh. After premiering in Toronto, the film went on to garner rave reviews at The London Film Festival, won the FIPRESCI Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and earned William a DGA nomination. William is a revered UK theater director who held Residence at the Young Vic Theatre in London and has shepherded productions of Sartre in Tokyo, Beckett in Munich, and Shakespeare in the UK.


2011 Christ’s Dog (short)
2014 Best (short)
2016 Lady Macbeth
2022 Eileen