Fiction

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Sean Durkin
USA 2010
101min
V'11

Sean Durkin’s haunting first feature, about a young woman’s halting attempts to undo the psychic terror of the cult she’s just escaped, heralds the arrival of a remarkable new talent. Fleeing a Manson-like Catskills compound at dawn, Martha (Elizabeth Olsen, leading an excellent cast) reconnects with her older sister, Lucy, a bourgeois New Yorker who takes in her sibling at the country house she shares with her husband. Lucy remains unaware of exactly what happened to Martha over the past few years – details that Durkin slowly but powerfully unveils in uncanny, disorienting flashbacks. The film’s gorgeous, painterly compositions have the chilling effect of suggesting that even our worst nightmares still retain a seductive allure. (New York Film Festival)

Credits
  • Elizabeth Olsen - Martha
  • Christopher Abbott - Max
  • Brady Corbet - Watts
  • Hugh Dancy - Ted
  • Maria Dizzia - Katie
  • Julia Garner - Sarah
  • John Hawkes - Patrick
  • Louisa Krause - Zoe
  • Sarah Paulson - Lucy
  • Sean Durkin
  • Coll Anderson
  • Jody Lee Lipes
  • Zac Stuart-Pontier
  • Danny Bensi
  • Saunder Jurriaans
  • Chad Keith
  • David Tabbert
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Twentieth Century Fox

Centfox Film
35 mm
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