Directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis
USA, France / 94 mins / M18 – Sexual Scene
Hunter is a housewife who spends her days waiting for her husband and her nights waiting on him. One day, she learns she is pregnant, to the delight of everyone but her. As her body and life slip from her grip, she picks up a marble, and pushes it down her throat. She feels good. She feels in control. Then, she picks up a thumbtack.
Perhaps the highest praise this film has received is a viewer fainting at its Tribeca Film Festival screening. Inspired by an actual mental condition, Swallow promises a visceral experience—one part psychological thriller and one part feminist fable. Its unnerving atmosphere is rivalled only by the unsettling questions it poses about the ownership of women’s bodies in a patriarchal world.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Carlo Mirabella-Davis is an American filmmaker who graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Film Program. He went on to co-direct The Swell Season (2011). Swallow is his solo directorial debut, for which he won Best Director and Best Screenplay at Fantasia International Film Festival this year.
CAST & INFORMATION
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