Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2008, HUNGER put Steve McQueen on the map as a remarkably promising new filmmaker That promise is fulfilled, and surpassed, with his second directorial effort SHAME. A searing examination of sexual compulsion, the film features two extraordinary performances. Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a seemingly normal New Yorker trapped by his erotic compulsions. Carey Mulligan pivots 180 degrees from her sweet and vulnerable performance in AN EDUCATION as Sissy, Brandon's needy, neurotic sister. When Sissy shows up at his apartment in emotional freefall, their collision sends both siblings reeling. Collaborating once more with McQueen after his stellar turn in HUNGER, Fassbender delivers a powerful portrayal of a man spiraling out of control into obsession. SHAME is a frank and fearless exploration of sexual need and how it shapes our lives.