The monster is a woman

Greta director Neil Jordan was struck by the fact that women are at the heart of this story about stalking

In Greta, Isabelle Huppert (left) plays an older woman who becomes obsessed with a young waitress played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
In Greta, Isabelle Huppert (left) plays an older woman who becomes obsessed with a young waitress played by Chloe Grace Moretz.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION
In Greta, Isabelle Huppert (left) plays an older woman who becomes obsessed with a young waitress played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
Neil Jordan.

In the movie Greta, an older woman named Greta (Isabelle Huppert) befriends a young waitress, Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz), and becomes worryingly obsessed with her.

Opening in Singapore today, the film recalls 1990s psychological thrillers such as The Silence Of The Lambs (1991), Cape Fear (1991) and The Talented Mr Ripley (1999).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2019, with the headline 'The monster is a woman'. Print Edition | Subscribe