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In the hyper-conformist American suburbs of the 1950s, a marriage falls apart as the husband and wife are both tempted by romances of kinds completely unacceptable at the time. Director Todd Haynes has brilliantly recreated the look, feel and acting styles of the 50s in this film, but Far From Heaven is much more than a clever gimmick or just a technical exercise - it's a deeply moving as well as an incredibly beautiful film.
A film guide that looks at Far From Heaven (2002), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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