• Dir: Roman Polanski

  • UK, 1965, 105min, DCP

  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser

Catherine Deneuve’s glassy stare of anxiety dominates this deeply disturbing and chilling tale of psychosis. She is Carol, a fragile, frigid beauty who cracks up in her London flat when left alone by her sister. Her complex feelings toward sex develop into a neurotic fascination and an erotic horror of assault haunted by specters real and imagined. Ticking clock, rotting rabbit, cracking walls… Polanski’s triumph is to turn the weird, tense depolarization of space into an emotional minefield as fear and desire become synonymous. One of cinema’s most frightening studies of woman’s fractured psyche ever filmed.

1965 Berlin International Film Festival, Special Prize of the Jury and FIPRESCI Prize

Co-presenter of “Marvelous Four: 100 Years of Polish Independence”



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