USA, 2013, 102 Minute Running Time
Topics: Crime, Romance, Sex
Program: World Cinema Now
Rising star Elizabeth Olsen shines as the put-upon and scheming Thérèse Raquin in Charlie Stratton’s audacious adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1860s Parisian drama, while Jessica Lange turns in a towering performance in the role of Thérèse’s cold-hearted aunt.
The tale of a young girl who – after being shunted off to her aunt’s home and raised as little more than a servant – connives with her lover (Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis") to get rid of her ineffectual husband/cousin proves ideal material for two powerful actresses at the peaks of their powers.
“A beautifully mounted and impressively intense adaptation of Émile Zola’s tale of adultery and murder in the 19th century, 'In Secret' is a remarkably hard-boiled film that is given its strength by a mature performance by Elizabeth Olsen as the haunted, passionate and ultimately tormented Thérèse. It is a dark and brooding costume drama that tells its tale of sexual obsession and dark plots with a grim grace.”
- Mark Adams, Screen
Filmmaker(s) attending: Director
DIRECTOR: Charlie Stratton
Producer: William Horberg, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Lynn Givens
Editor: Celia Haining Leslie Jones, Paul Tothill
Screenwriter: Charlie Stratton
Cinematographer: Florian Hoffmeister
Music: Garbriel Yared
Principal Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Lange, Tom Felton, Matt Lucas, Mackenzie Crook, Shirley Henderson
Filmography: Debut Feature