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Spain / USA / France
2007, 95 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2007

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.


Synopsis

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).

Contacts

Palace Pictures
Vodičkova 19, 110 00, Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 210 083 527
Fax: +420 224 239 162
E-mail: andreamachalikova@palacepictures.net
www: www.palacepictures.net

Celluloid Dreams
2, rue Turgot, 75009, Paris
France
Tel: +33 149 700 370
E-mail: info@celluloid-dreams.com, gaetan@celluloid-dreams.com
www: www.celluloid-dreams.com

A-Company Film Licensing International
Alexanderstrasse 7, D-10178, Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 30 257 623 30
Fax: +49 30 257 623 59
E-mail: am@eeap.eu
www: www.eeap.de

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Tom Kalin
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

Guests

Tom Kalin

Film Director, Film Director

Thorsten Schumacher

Sales Agent


Christoph Koelle

Alexander van Dülmen

Buyer


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