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Martha Marcy May Marlene

marthamarcymaymarleneAfter not hearing from her in years, Lucy (Sarah Paulson) suddenly gets a phone call from her younger sister (Elizabeth Olsen), who fails to tell her that sheā€™s on the run from a cult in the Catskillsā€¦Ā Sean Durkinā€™s feature film debut was a hit at Sundance and is indeed a cleverly directed drama about the effects of manipulation within a cult. The sights, sounds and memories of what she went through are still with Martha after she escapes; paranoia is coupled with a generally warped perception of the world. Flashbacks show us just how far the cult and its leader went; Durkin moves almost seamlessly between present and past. Very strong performances, especially Olsenā€™s.

2011-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen.Ā Produced byĀ Antonio Campos, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Josh Mond.Ā Written and directed byĀ Sean Durkin.Ā Cast:Ā Elizabeth Olsen (Martha), John Hawkes (Patrick), Sarah Paulson (Lucy), Hugh Dancy, Brady Corbet, Louisa Krause.

Last word: “I made this movie with the single notion of telling Marthaā€™s story. There are elements of horror, as in any film where a person goes through a terrifying situation. But I wanted it to have a purposeful sense of openness. I make choices about what goes on onscreen and itā€™s all very specific and deliberate. Any reaction to the material is the right reaction.” (Durkin, Time Out)

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