By Jeff Labrecque
Updated June 17, 2010 at 03:26 PM EDT

Writing about Never Let Me Go in advance of the film is tricky because I’d hate to spoil the emotional impact of the story for those who haven’t read Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel by giving too much information. The new trailer does a fine job of explaining the love triangle that entangles three special students without entirely spilling the details of their unique circumstances. It is bleak and beautiful, and the casting could not be more perfect: I actually felt a chill when I saw Charlotte Rampling, who plays Miss Emily, a mysterious school administrator.

If you’ve read the book, how did the trailer make you feel? Does this film have Oscar written all over it?