First Look: Fassbender & Mulligan Star in Steve McQueen's 'Shame'

July 26, 2011
Source: TIFF

Shame First Look

Many cinephiles considered British filmmaker Steve McQueen's 2008 debut film Hunger to be one of the best of that year, so I'm sure a few of you will be excited to talk a look at McQueen's new film called Shame. Thanks yet again to, as Shame is one of the film's in the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, we have five new photos from the sex-driven New York City drama. Michael Fassbender (also from Hunger) stars as Brandon, a man living in New York who is unable to manage his wild sex life. After his self-destructive younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, his entire world starts to spiral out of control.

Michael Fassbender in Shame

Michael Fassbender in Shame

Michael Fassbender in Shame

Michael Fassbender & Carey Mulligan in Shame

Carey Mulligan in Shame

All the photos come from the TIFF 2011 gallery. Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. In addition to Fassbender and Mulligan, it also stars James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie. Shame was directed by award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, from a screenplay co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane, The Iron Lady). The film is playing at the Toronto Film Fest and likely Venice and Telluride Film Fests, too. We'll definitely keep you updated with a review and more later this fall. And if you haven't ever seen Hunger, it's on Netflix Instant.

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Whew, even the brief synopsis sounds emotionally stressed.

Conrad Williams on Jul 26, 2011


I can't stand Carey Mulligan. She's so annoying. Her little boy haircut needs to go too.

The Douche on Jul 27, 2011


Livin' up to your name, there.

equustel on Jul 27, 2011


Wild sex life.... so someone is actually getting some?

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


According to the synopsis, yea. "Brandon is a thirty-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life." Sounds like he's having way too much of it (is that possible?) or are you saying he is having trouble getting any?

Alex Billington on Jul 30, 2011


You're ignorant. He's a well-known artist and it has nothing to do with having the same name as an old movie star's.

djaifs on Jul 28, 2011


That's just his name... Like mentioned above, he's a very prominent filmmaker making a name for himself... with the same name.

Alex Billington on Jul 30, 2011

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