After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
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The film's opening sequence - an emergency tracheotomy - firmly sets the tone of unease throughout the whole film. Kudos to Mr. Hannan's lovely, intimate camerawork: His long, inspired takes of Ms. Farrow wandering throughout the house and walking through parks not only involves meticulous dedication but also establishes a quiet air of elegance tinged with a palpable sense of dread.
julia thought of performing a tracheotomy on a choking child, but never thought of doing the HEIMLICH MANEUVER OR CPR. if she had done any of those things the movie never would have happened AND I WISH SHE DID. plot holes, messy writing, lowkey racism. insipid. its just mia with a constant moue bleeding and shivering while being yelled at a lot. inconsistent fake british accents. emotionally cold acting left me cold
Sophisticated lighting, camerawork, framing; powerful (if dated) synthed score; a profound sense of atmosphere on location and in-studio. The final scene, with a grave, spectral Gates and Farrow in a gilded wingback chair, is an illustrative capstone. Unfortunately, Julia is a formulaic vengeful ghost mystery with so-so performances. The evil at the film's core (Olivia and her sexualized violence) is never examined.
Despite being very similar on a narrative level to Don't Look Now, Full Circle still manages to be a well-made horror film with a haunting soundtrack by Colin Towns. Curiously, not a single supernatural event in the film tops its opening sequence. One of the most disturbing and haunting scenes to ever open a motion picture. Loncraine does the genre justice.