Wealthy housewife, Carol White, more anaesthetised than alienated, fills the empty hours with aerobic classes, lunches and buying couches. But her world of domestic oblivion careers of its axis when she becomes allergic to her environment – car fumes, the dry-cleaners and even the new couch. Welcoming retreat, she finally ends up in a creepy New Age Healing Center. From what was very little in the first place, Carol’s life disintegrates to practically nothing at all… –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Filmmaker Todd Haynes is known for making provocative films that subvert narrative structure and resound with transgressive, complex eroticism. The content of his work has made Haynes the subject of both acclaim and controversy, a whipping boy for debates about NEA funding and a figurehead in the new queer cinema. Although he doesn’t characterize himself as a gay filmmaker who makes exclusively gay films, he has pointed out in interviews that to do this would be taking only the content instead of the form of his films into consideration; Haynes’ name has become synonymous with that cinematic movement and its work to both expose and redefine the contours of queer culture in America and beyond. Born January 2, 1961, in Los Angeles, Haynes grew up in nearby Encino. He developed an interest in film at a young age, and while still a high school student, he produced his first film, a short about contemporary teenage life entitled The Suicide (1978). Haynes went on to study at Brown University… read more
It has an array of deja-vu, but that's probably because it was so influential at the time every single filmmaker have wanted to equal it in its brutal, extremely original depiction of contemporary suburban life and modern alienation. An americanized response to Antonioni's brilliant 'Il Deserto Rosso'.
Remarkable visual and audio rhyming between Todd Haynes’ Safe and David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr.
Non sapevo da dove cominciare con Todd Haynes. Amo molto questo regista, e fino all’ultimo la mia penna era divisa tra Safe e I’m Not There. Ogni volta che riguardo uno di questi film lo preferisco… read review
Director: Todd Haynes
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In ‘Safe’, Todd Haynes gave depth to a character (a ditsy housewife/homemaker) that’s generally portrayed as shallow or simple. Furthermore, without ever using the term; “AIDS” or “HIV” directly, he… read review