Director: John Cassavetes Run Time: 130 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1968
Starring: Fred Draper, Gena Rowlands, John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel
Release Date: March 1968 (Beverly Hills, California)
“John Cassavetes puts a disintegrating marriage under the microscope in the searing Faces. Shot in high-contrast 16 mm black and white, the film follows the futile attempts of the captain of industry Richard (John Marley) and his wife, Maria (Lynn Carlin), to escape the anguish of their empty relationship in the arms of others.
Featuring astonishingly nervy performances from Marley, Carlin, and Cassavetes regulars Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel, Faces confronts modern alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema.” – Criterion