Far From Heaven


(Todd Haynes, 2002).
Todd Haynes revisits the high ’50s through the mirrored scenarios of Douglas Sirk to create a triangle of frustrated longing whose apex is suburban hausfrau Julianne Moore. Without resorting to camp or parody, Haynes transforms the rhetoric of Hollywood melodrama into something provocative, rich, and strange.

Thu., July 9, 8 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2009

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