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Far From Heaven

Todd Haynes will be in conversation with Richard Dyer before the screening of Far from Heaven. Separate admission required.

Featuring sterling performances by Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid, Far from Heaven is a cunningly precise pastiche of 1950s melodramas by Douglas Sirk – if, that is, Universal Studios had been prepared to release a movie bearing on homosexuality, interracial romance, and the civil rights movement. One has the vertiginous impression of being dropped back into a familiar past all the more welcoming for having never quite existed in the first place. As Haynes explains, the film is built out of ‘the language of ‘50s cinema, not the ‘50s.’ ‘Through an unexpected alchemy, Far from Heaven ends up becoming the object it contemplates, and its path of conscious artifice leads toward a tragic sense of reality.’ – Geoffrey O’Brien

Todd Haynes will be in conversation with Richard Dyer before the screening. Separate admission required.


Todd Haynes | talks


Date and Time:

4 June 2004 at 9:00 pm


2 hours



Tate Modern
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