Psychological Action Thriller Titles
You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay

Written and directed by Lynne Ramsay and based on the Jonathan Ames book, You Were Never Really Here is a film staring Joaquin Phoenix as a traumatised mercenary hired to break a human trafficking network. It won awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.

Having previously collaborated with Lynne on the title design for her debut feature film, Ratcatcher, I was approached once again to contribute to this dark yet visually stunning masterpiece. The film’s essence demanded a sequence that could effectively convey the protagonist’s troubled state of mind.

Lynne, always seeking creative surprises, found inspiration in a particular scene where a taxi driver silently mouths the film’s title, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. This served as the ideal backdrop to craft the captivating intro sequence. On the other hand, the end titles were designed to convey a more optimistic and satisfying conclusion to the film’s narrative.

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Film title sequences / Festival Posters

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