Her. 2013. USA. Written and directed by Spike Jonze. With Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams. 35mm. 126 min.
In one of Spike Jonze’s most deeply affecting films about the human need to connect, a shy, lonely writer falls in love with the disembodied voice of an artificially intelligent—and conscious—operating system. Ellen Lewis shared the casting responsibilities with Cassandra Kulukundus, having to step off the project to work on The Wolf of Wall Street (and, in fact, this is how Spike Jonze ended up appearing with Leonardo DiCaprio in Scorsese’s film).