Archive of films Savage Grace / Savage Grace
Spain / USA / France
2007, 95 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
The film follows the incredible true story of Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, the son of the man who invented Bakelite, one of the early forms of plastic. The birth of the couple’s only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. The seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown.
Based on the award-winning book by Natalie Robins and Steven M. L. Aronson, the film follows the incredible true story of Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), who married above her class to become the wife of Brooks Baekeland, the son of the man who invented Bakelite, one of the early forms of plastic. A beautiful, charismatic red-head, Barbara is still no match for her well-bred husband. The birth of the couple’s only child, Tony, rocks the fragile balance of this marriage to extremes. Tony, who is homosexual, is a failure in his father’s eyes. As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular depravity are sown.
About the director
Tom Kalin (b. 1962, Illinois) is an award-winning screenwriter (Office Killer, 1997), producer (Go Fish, 1994 or I Shot Andy Warhol, 1996) and film director. His debut feature, Swoon, is considered an integral part of New Queer Cinema. In addition to his feature work, Kalin has created a number of short films. Select filmography as director: Swoon (1992), Nation (short, 1992), Geoffrey Beene 30 (short, 1993), Nomads (1994), Plain Pleasures (short, 1996), Third Known Nest (short, 1999), The Robots of Sodom (short, 2003), Savage Grace (2007).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Howard A. Rodman|
|Dir. of Photography:||Juanmi Azpiroz|
|Editor:||Tom Kalin, John F. Lyons, Enara Goicoetxea|
|Producer:||Iker Monfort, Katie Roumel, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon|
|Production:||Monfort Producciones, Killer Films, Celluloid Dreams Productions|
|Cast:||Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Belén Rueda, Hugh Dancy|
|Contact:||Palace Pictures, Celluloid Dreams, A-Company Film Licensing International|
|Distributor:||Palace Pictures, A-Company Film Licensing International|
Film Director, Film Director
Alexander van Dülmen