Director: Roman Polanski Run Time: 110 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1965
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux
A young woman’s psychological state comes undone while alone in her London apartment in Roman Polanski’s REPULSION. A 35mm presentation!
The psychological unraveling of Carol’s mind in Repulsion is expressed through sequences of dream imagery, vivid hallucinations, and real life horror as only Polanski can produce on screen. When Carol’s sister leaves her clearly disturbed sister alone in their London apartment as she vacations with a gentleman, it sends Carol over the edge and into madness. From that point on the architecture of London, her apartment and its individual rooms becomes a living, threatening character to Carol: it lets evil men in, houses all foul and decaying things, and literally reaches out to consume her. Men, however how well or ill meaning, are not to be trusted and Carol’s ultimately (and innocently) fights back.
Part of Nitehawk’s FINAL GIRL October program.