Retrospective 2016

Far From Heaven

Dem Himmel so fern
Todd Haynes
USA 2002
108min
V'16

Cathy is the perfect 50’s housewife, living the perfect 50’s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener – a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it.
“The visual and aural texture of Todd Haynes’s ardent and intelligent film provides a kind of subliminal commentary on its story of thwarted desire and soul-killing pretense. All of the wild, unruly feeling that the characters must repress pops to life around them, in every detail of Mark Friedberg’s production design, Edward Lachman’s painterly cinematography, Sandy Powell’s delectable costumes and, above all, the great Elmer Bernstein’s sobbing, swooping score.” (A.O. Scott)

Credits
  • Julianne Moore - Cathy Whitaker
  • Dennis Quaid - Frank Whitaker
  • Dennis Haysbert - Raymond Deagan
  • Patricia Clarkson - Eleanor Fine
  • Viola Davis - Sybil
  • Todd Haynes
  • Ed Lachman
  • James Lyons
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Mark Friedberg
  • Sandy Powell
Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Section Eight

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