37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Spotlight Screening


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Set in 1964 during a frigid Boston winter, Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie) leads a bleak life submerged in monotony. She spends her days working as a secretary at a juvenile detention center and her nights caring for her cruel father. When Rebecca (Anne Hathaway) arrives at work, Eileen is enraptured by the beautiful and alluring psychologist. Eileen forms a friendship with her older colleague, but her curiosity quickly turns treacherous. 

In a deliberate and powerful performance from Anne Hathaway in this neo-noir narrative, Rebecca wraps Eileen up into a sinister crime. Based on Otessa Moshfegh’s acclaimed 2015 novel, this period thriller explores the hazards of isolation and how far one might go for curiosity’s sake.

Closed Captions are available for this screening and assistive devices are available upon request with advance notice. Visit VAFF Accessibility for more information.


Saturday, October 28


8:30 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: William Oldroyd

Runtime: 97 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2022

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham