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Fright Club Live: Swallow (2019)

Opens on June 9

Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020

Starring: Austin Stowell, David Rasche, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Marvel, Haley Bennett

Country: United States, France
Language: English, Arabic

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About the film:

World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, where Haley Bennett won Best Actress.

On the surface, Hunter appears to have it all. As a newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie.

However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica – a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects.

A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, Swallow (2019) follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.

About the filmmaker:

Carlo Mirabella-Davis is a film director and producer. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from the Graduate Film Program at the NYU Tisch School of Arts. He premiered his thesis project, the short film Knife Point (2009), at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He co-directed the black-and-white feature documentary The Swell Season (2011), which premiered at Tribeca. He also participated the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Sundance Directors Lab. His first solo feature, Swallow (2019), premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, where lead Haley Bennett won Best Actress.

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