Four years after the release of his breakout It Follows, David Robert Mitchell is back with Under the Silver Lake, which is described by A24 as “a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.” Today, the distributor released the first trailer for the film, which stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a disenchanted thirtysomething who embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to find the woman, Sarah (played by Riley Keough), who he one day discovers in his apartment’s swimming pool.
And here’s more on the film from A24:
From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.
See below for the film’s trailer:
A24 will release Under the Silver Lake on June 22.