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17 - 29 July 2017: A Woman Under the Influence


A Woman Under the Influence
John Cassavetes
1974 | 147 min | Colour | 35mm

John Cassavetes's devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family's struggle to save her from herself. Starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands (in two of the most harrowing screen performances of the 1970s) as a married couple deeply in love yet unable to express that love in terms the other can understand, the film is an uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil.

Part of our John Cassavetes season