Martha Marcy May Marlene
Release Date: Thursday, 19 January 2012.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy.
Directed by Sean Durkin.
Classification: MA15+ (Strong themes and sex scenes), 102 mins.
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/marthamarcymaymarlene/
A powerful psychological thriller, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a young woman rapidly unraveling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader (John Hawkes). Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and her brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha’s reality and delusion begins to blur.
Winner Best Director, Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Sydney Film Festivals 2011