And again I picked a film featuring Anya Taylor-Joy and again she is to play the pretty girl. She gets to play alongside Ralph Fiennes.
Margot (Taylor-Joy) and Tyler go on a hyper exclusive diner. Chef Slowik (Fiennes) has the world’s most expensive restaurant on an island. The richest of the rich take the boat to the island to immerse themselves in the most exclusive food and wine.
The first part of the film is mostly ‘food porn’. Dialogues about the exquisiteness of the cuisine. Then it becomes clear that chef has other plans for the evening than his guests expected and the movie goes from drama, to thriller to horror, of the moralistic kind as well.
Better to not know too much beforehand, but the atmosphere is claustrophobic (as it plays mostly in just one room), bleak and calculated.
Not the greatest film ever, but somewhat original in approach and the result is enjoyable.