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DIRECTED BY Carlo Mirabella-Davis

Country: United States
Language: English

Running Time: 94min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Films, Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Hunter (Haley Bennett) is the perfect prim and proper housewife. With her sleek blonde bob and endless rotation of dresses, she cooks, cleans and makes herself available to her husband’s every need. When she discovers that she’s pregnant, she finds her already feeble grip on her autonomy begin to slip even further. Then one day she spots a tiny glass marble perched unassumingly on a counter…and puts it in her mouth. Thus begins her dangerous obsession with consuming small household objects, a compulsion that forces the façade of her idyllic life to come crashing down.

With Swallow, writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis has crafted a psychological genre piece that is both a satirical takedown of gender roles and a piercing commentary on the control over women’s bodies. With striking visual flair and distinctly retro stylings, Swallow – which won prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival and Fantasia Fest – enthusiastically embraces the provocative, making for one of the most thought-provoking movie-going experiences of the year.

This film will be followed by a post-screening critics panel discussion.

This screening is sponsored by the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund.

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Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Screenwriter: Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Production Company: Charades, Logical Pictures, Syncopated Films, Stand Alone Productions

Music: Nathan Halpern
Cinematographer: Katelin Arizmendi
Editor: Joe Murphy

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

Carlo Mirabella-Davis

Carlo Mirabella-Davis is a producer, writer and director from New York. He’s directed the short films "Knife Point" (09), "Cry for Judas" (12), and "Beekeeper" (13), and was a co-director on the feature documentary The Swell Season (11). Swallow, which he wrote and directed, is his narrative feature debut.