Our skin is crawling just thinking about writer/director Goran Stolevski’s twisted and contemplative debut film. The idea of a witch or other entity stealing another’s identity is not a new one, but it’s explored so intimately and viscerally here that you can’t help but ponder your own existence. It doesn’t help that this existential dread is presented with plenty of horrific yet beautiful imagery and blood.
YOU WON’T BE ALONE follows the story of a woman stolen as a baby and raised to be a witch in 19th century Macedonia. After accidentally killing a peasant woman, she takes on her victim’s identity and ignites a dark curiosity to experience life in other people’s skins. Noomi Rapace leads a stellar cast in this body-swapping nightmare.