Complete Unknown

What do potato famine, gemology, leeches that regulate salt levels in the Tasmanian marsh, the song of frogs, cattle grazing cycles and the name Tony have in common? They all come up in conversation in director Joshua Marston’s film, starring Rachel Weisz as a living shadow called Alice who accompanies a co-worker to Tom (Michael Shannon)’s birthday celebration. Turns out Tom knows Alice as Jenny who occasionally goes by the name Consuelo too, as she starts to unravel in a story that recalls Robert Altman’s 1972 masterpiece Images about the interior breakdown of false identities and public perception. Would be the perfect companion piece to Author: The JT LeRoy Story except that in this one, not everyone gets taken in!