The story of a frustrated songwriter (Domhnall Gleeson) brought into a noise rock group with a singer, Frank (Michael Fassbender), who wears a giant paper mache mask on his head at all times. Beneath the characters’ oddball behavior, however, lies genuine pain.
The trailer shows a few of the film’s highlights: Frank’s attempts to minimize the awkwardness by describing his facial expressions, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Frank’s aggressive, theremin-playing sidekick,
who’s clearly losing patience with the whole giant mask thing (“Stop saying your facial expressions out loud, it’s extremely annoying”).
Magnolia Pictures hasn’t announced a U.S. release date for the film yet, but it will play at SXSW Film Festival, so cross your fingers for an announcement soon. Until then, here’s a taste.