Watch The acclaimed Psychological Thriller ‘Swallow’ Exclusively on MUBI starting October 31
The global curated film streaming service MUBI has announced that Carlo Mirabella–Davis’ award-winning psychological thriller SWALLOW will be available to watch exclusively on the platform in India starting October 31, 2020. The film has also been a part of our Best Films Of 2020 (so far) list.
Written and directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis (Knife Point, The Swell Season), SWALLOW received its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and saw star Haley Bennett (The Girl On The Train, Hillbilly Elegy, The Devil All The Time) win the Best Actress award. Bennett also served as an executive producer on the film. Austin Stowell (Whiplash), Elizabeth Marvel (Lincoln, Homeland, Fargo), David Rasche (Succession, Veep), and Denis O’Hare (Big Little Lies) also star alongside Bennett.
SWALLOW tells the story of Hunter (Haley Bennett), a newly pregnant woman whose idyllic existence takes an alarming turn when she develops a compulsion to eat dangerous objects. As her husband (Austin Stowell) and his family tighten their control over her life, she is forced to confront the dark secret behind her uncontrollable obsession.
In our review of the film, we raved by saying “Shaped as a body-horror and constantly orbiting under the ‘genre-film’ category, “Swallow” is more complex than it actually feels. The messaging is really vague which might confuse a lot of viewers. But that’s exactly where Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ brilliant drama subverts the pathos of what a film should be. Much like the protagonist, the film chooses to independently be a tale about loneliness, about trauma, about patriarchy and above all a devastating look into how and why a woman should have full control over her body.”
From the producers of The Rider and The Tale, and creative executive producer Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Atonement), SWALLOW plays like a warped fairy tale, posing provocative questions about the expectations imposed on women, women’s control over their own bodies, and the psychologically damaging effects of patriarchal culture. Anchored by Bennett’s knockout performance, this bold and atmospheric film marks the feature directorial debut of Carlo Mirabella-Davis.