From writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis comes the twisted film Swallow, which depicts a woman with a dangerous mental illness, desperate to regain control of her life.
On the surface, Hunter (Haley Bennett) appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie (Austin Stowell). However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica – a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects. A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, Swallow follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.
Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, and Denis O’Hare also star in Swallow that won Haley Bennett the Tribeca Film Festival award for Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film.
Mollye Asher, Mynette Louie, Carole Baraton, Frederic Fiore produced with Haley Bennett, Joe Wright, Constantin Briest, Yohann Comte, Pierre Mazars, Eric Tavitian, Sam Bisbee executive producing.
Swallow opens in select theaters and debuts on Demand on March 6, 2020, from IFC Films. For more information please visit IFCFilms.com