About the Film
About the Director
A classic American revenge story and a recent hit at Cannes, BLUE RUIN follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Writer/director/D.P. Jeremy Saulnier, lauded for his work as a cinematographer on provocative recent indies like PUTTY HILL and SEPTIEN, unspools his second directorial effort with stark economy and unnerving potency, crafting a guttural neo-noir that packs a mean, lean punch.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Jeremy Saulnier now works as a director and cinematographer in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and braves the corporate video world to finance his independent film habit. He directed and photographed the award winning short CRABWALK, and the cult horror-comedy MURDER PARTY. Notable cinematography credits include SEPTIEN ('10), and his collaborations with director Matthew Porterfield—HAMILTON ('07), PUTTY HILL ('10) and I USED TO BE DARKER ('13). BLUE RUIN, premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes where it was acquired by RADiUS TWC for North American distribution.
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