Essential Cinema: Cassavetes/Rowlands


Directed by John Cassavetes

USA, 1977, 2h 24min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Cassavetes/Rowlands

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John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands star together in this film about a stage actress having a difficult time connecting with her character and staying rooted in real life as the Broadway debut approaches.


“Cassavetes’s most cleverly constructed film is also a definitive lesson in the death-defying, all-consuming art of acting, proof of a madness beyond the Method.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“It is both a psychological drama of eerie, internal strangeness, and a meditation on the enigma and loneliness of being beautiful.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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