VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

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MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Sean Durkin
USA, 2010
Fiction, 101min, OF

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Sean Durkin
USA, 2010
Fiction, 101min, OF

Actors: 
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
Screenplay: 
Sean Durkin
Sound: 
Coll Anderson
Camera: 
Jody Lee Lipes
Editor: 
Zac Stuart-Pontier
Composer: 
Saunder Jurriaans
Danny Bensi
Decoration: 
Chad Keith
Costume: 
David Tabbert

Production: 
BorderLine Films Act Zero Films FilmHaven Entertainment
World Sales: 
Twentieth Century Fox
Distribution in Austria: 
Centfox Film
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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)