Sunday, June 3, 2018, 22:00 Cinematheque 2
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Director: Todd Haynes
Producer: Christine Vachon
Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis
U.S., 2002, 107 min., English with Hebrew subtitles
Nominated for four Academy Awards
Venice Film Festival 2002 – Best Actress Award
Has won numerous other awards.
This moving, carefully-made melodrama that pays tribute to the work of legendary filmmaker Douglas Sirk, is filmed with inspiring skill by Edward Lachman, who succeeded in re-creating Sirk’s signatory cinematic language and bright color palette.
Julianne Moore, in one of her finest appearances, stars as Cathy, a homemaker from 1950’s suburban Hartford, Connecticut. Her picture-perfect world collapses when she discovers that her husband is leading a double life. She finds solace in her friendship with their African-American gardener, a friendship that raises eyebrows in her white, conservative neighborhood. The issues dealt with in this film, such as race, sexual orientation, and social class, are as relevant today as they were in mid-20th Century.