Today we have two new clips from Mark Romanek’s highly anticipated adaptation of the acclaimed Kazuo Ishiguro novel Never Let Me Go, hot on the heels of last week’s bedroom scene between Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley. This collection offers our first prolonged look at Andrew Garfield’s character in the film, though the promotional material for the film remains determinedly enigmatic.
The film recently premiered at Telluride to positive reviews, with more sure to follow once it hits the Toronto International Film Festival. Never Let Me Go can be seen by non-festival-goers in limited release starting September 15th. Check out the clips after the jump.
The official synopsis:
In his highly acclaimed novel NEVER LET ME GO, Kazuo Ishiguro created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek, writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.
Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
The first clip comes from Hitfix:
“Students of Hailsham are special”: I got chills. My guess is that this clip is either prologue or flashback, since the little girl of focus looks just like Ms. Mulligan.
The second clip — which features Garfield sporting a buzz cut — can be found over at 24 Frames, but sadly isn’t embeddable.