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24 Frames: The 'How I Live Now' Edition

As regular readers will know Neil Jordan's Byzantium is by far and away my favourite movie of the year. One of the stars of that movie is Saoirse Ronan. The Irish actress (she actually has dual American/Irish citizenship) who has had a stellar career since she first leaped onto the scene as the antagonist in director Joe Wright's Atonement (2007).

As is well known, Ronan was nominated for many awards including an Oscar nomination for her performance in Atonement. Since then her career has moved from strength to strength, it is seemingly the case that she can carry even flawed pieces such as The Lovely Bones (2009) and Hannah - (2011) while offering some of the best and most varied performances in mainstream cinema. Ronan was also superb in the chronically underrated Stephanie Meyer adaptation The Host this year. The actress is also starring in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, which is in currently in post production.

This brings me to the trailer for her new movie How I Live Now which is based on the novel by Meg Rosoff. The movie is directed by Kevin Macdonald who directed the wonderful survival thriller Touching the Void (2003) and The Last King of Scotland (2007). The colour palette reminds me of Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go (2010), while the film seems to make use of a smaller budget to great effect. Saiorse Ronan is slowly becoming one of the most definitively arresting performers working today and this movie looks like a wonderful addition to her body of work. I'll be there at the theatre on day one. Check out the trailer below and let us know what your thoughts are!