Against the backdrop of insufferable domestic ennui, the soft-spoken former saleswoman and newlywed housewife, Hunter, struggles to stretch the bars of her gilded cage, a lavish and immaculate modernist villa in New York, even though she seems to have it all. But, more and more, as sad Hunter tries, unsuccessfully, to meet her controlling family’s expectations, compliance turns into submission, obedience transforms into obsession, and pica, a compulsive eating disorder, starts to take over. Now, swallowing non-nutritive objects and engaging in increasingly impossible tasks becomes Hunter’s dangerous newfound addiction, and there’s no telling how far she’ll go to maintain a false and fleeting sense of power. Who can save Hunter from herself? Written by Nick Riganas (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
SWALLOW (2019) is written & directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis and produced by Carole Baraton. I selected to view this film off the strength of the trailer. The premise was so engaging that I had to see how this film was going to pan out.
Upon watching, I found a film that seemingly had a lot to say among an interesting backdrop. I felt this backdrop framed a notion of the 50’s fundamentals or lifestyle without saying it, which spoke on how the characters developed through the film.
In the End: SWALLOW presented an intriguing story that leads all the drama throughout. So for this film, I give it 3.5 of 5 stars.
Swallow film trailer: https://youtu.be/auVZKcxV7XQ