A Woman Under the Influence (15)


10 March 2013
Cinema 3

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£11.50 on the door

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£9.20 on the door

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Visit the Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain

In one of the greatest performances in cinema history, Gena Rowlands stars as Mabel, a suburban housewife suffering a mental breakdown. As her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, her husband (Peter Falk) struggles to cope, and is forced to commit her to an institution. A brave film on so many fronts, it asks us to contemplate definitions of mental health – is Mabel mad or just ‘eccentric’, as her husband insists? – and why is it the family cannot live with her different, but not dangerous, behaviour?
US 1974 Dir John Cassavetes 147 min

Part of Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain
A season to light up the mind, in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

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