IFC Film's Swallow
hits limited theaters and VoD on March 6th. We got the chance to speak with the film's writer-director Carlo Maribella-Davis
about the film.
Maribella-Davis breaks down how he created the provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller
, explaining his connection to the story and how he went about constructing an intimate story of a woman unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of a patriarchal system. A story told in pastels and trauma, Swallow
is a film the forces viewers to understand the trauma and pressure that triggers disorders, a choice made in how Maribella-Davis presents the narrative. You'll even get to hear about the woman who fainted during the Tribeca Film Festival where it won Bennett won Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film.
Click play on the audio above to hear our conversation about how Maribella-Davis created Swallow
, with the intention of telling a larger story about the patriarchal pressures of society. A film closely aligned to social horror, learn more about the tightropes Carlo Maribella-Davis walked to present a story told without shock and focused on emotion. Swallow
is playing in select theaters March 6, 2020, and available on VoD the same day. Visit the film's website and follow Carlo Maribella-Davis on Twitter at @CMirabellaDavis
and the film at @swallowmovie