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I had no idea a swallowing fetish was a thing (“verophelia” per Google). If you can stomach watching an entire movie on the subject (no pun intended), Swallow is for you.
I sadly missed the chance to watch Swallow on the theatre when it hit a film festival in İstanbul while I was there, but I’ve been keeping an eye on this movie since it wrapped and I talked non-stop about how much I wanted to be able to see it. Now that I finally saw it on VOD, I heard there is a possibility for it to re-run in cinemas in Turkey soon and I will certainly go see it again. This film made me sick, I hated every scene while it rolled but at the same time I fell in love with it. So well acted, extremely pretty to look at. Carlo Mirabella-Davis is surely a director to watch out for. I will follow his future work now that I’m certain they will be magnificent if they can live up to Swallow. Some scenes I wanted to look away from, and there wasn’t any gore in this – no such thing as too horror genre of it but you can feel the anxiety eating you from the inside during all of the film. And dare I say I never felt so hypnotized by an end credits roll? It was saddening, it was beautiful. I love this film. It might not be for everyone, but it sure was for me.
The Psychological Weight of “Swallow”
Writer and director Carlo Mirabella-Davis delivers her feature debut “Swallow”, a character study, a film built on psychology of abuse, isolation, alienation, depression and obsession. In its center, Haley Bennett puts on a great performance as a newly-wed, newly pregnant housewife who’s psyche is slowly crumbling and who can’t find any stable ground or control over her life. “Swallow” is a rarely rich movie, but not with plot, characters or action.
“Swallow” is a carefully and patiently composed psychological study, clothed up in pastel-like colors and sure-handed, competent and clean-feeling cinematography. The viewer follows Hunter (Haley Bennett) as she struggles to find an emotional ground in her new life in which she has rushed in unprepared. Even though Hunter has it all – wealth, money, free time – “Swallow” makes a good point in saying that materialistic means do not guarantee happiness. Hunter’s husband and his family are a controlling, untrustworthy and egoistical bunch, making her suffer even more. Trying to escape the painful routine, Hunter develop a compulsive, obsessive habit to swallow various small things, rocks, needles, marbles, even batteries. On the journey we also learn about the weight of past traumas on her shoulders – on the journey to the eventual resurrection of the mind and free will. Haley Bennett shines all throughout this journey, in a brave and intimate portrayal of a troubled woman. “Swallow” isn’t a plot-based movie, but that should already be apparent… It also doesn’t exactly fit in the horror genre & long story short, the way its marketed could be misleading to a lot of people who’ll like it less for those reasons. There’s a level of absurdity and surrealism, but well self-acknowledged and tailored together truly tightly, making “Swallow” feel like a borderless yet solidified piece of mood and contemplation cinema. An art-house with such a psychological weight that it makes up in substance where plot and some other usual, conventional elements do not.
Despite “Swallow” being a successful and impressive oddball future cult drama presenting (always) relevant issues in women and, truthfully, the entire society, it also has flaws, like a pacing that is consistent to a fault (never really picks up), lack of story and the fact that it won’t satisfy the more mainstream audiences. Not that I care much, I recommend this to those who get intrigued by what can be described as “odd” or “weird” as much as myself. My rating: 7/10.
Not the film I was expecting at all
I really wish IMDb didn’t have horror and thriller tags for this movie. It is neither of those things and that is going to encourage the wrong type of people to see this film. I went in expecting a horror vibe, and ended up enjoying the actual product a lot more than I suspect I would’ve the alternative.
This is a character study, and a really good one at that. Haley Bennett is terrific in the lead role. I love that it showcases the point that even if you have everything a lot of people aspire to get – wealth, marriage, not having to work etc. – that it far from guarantees happiness. It’s the old adage of “Be careful what you wish for”. The “Swallow” aspect of this movie is really only there for a point of difference. I understand why they have to name the movie that, but I genuinely believe it would be better off if they’d gone with something different.
The ending of this film was the highlight for me. It was handled in such a classy and thought-provoking way. Not everyone may feel satisfied with it and would prefer more of a justice angle to have been taken, but I really liked it. This wasn’t the kind of film for the justice angle. I hope people don’t go into this film expecting one thing, getting another, and being upset with the film for that. I liked this film and lot and would recommend giving it a look.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Writer Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Actors Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O’Hare, Elizabeth Marvel
Country USA, France
Awards 16 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company Syncopated Films, Charades, Stand Alone Productions, Logical Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Amira, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (2.8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema