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Far from Heaven

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Original title
Far from Heaven
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
Todd Haynes
Elmer Bernstein
Edward Lachman
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Focus Features / Vulcan Productions / Killer Films / John Wells / Section Eight / USA Films
Drama | Melodrama. 1950s. Family Relationships. Gay & Lesbian. Racism. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
It is the autumn of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existence is characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank is the breadwinner, husband and father. They have two pre-teen children, a boy and a girl. A maid and a gardener complete the perfect household. All seems normal and uneventful, until one day Frank starts acting somewhat strange...
2002: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Julianne Moore), Screenplay, Cinematography, OST
2002: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress (Moore), Supporting Actor, Screenplay and OST
2002: 4 Awards from Venice Film Festival, including Best Actress. 5 Nominations
2002: National Board of Review: Best Actress
2002: New York Film Critics Circle: 5 Awards including Best Film & Best Director
2002: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress, Cinem. & Music Score. 6 Nom.
2002: Festival Toronto: Best Actress (Julian Moore)
2002: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress (Moore). 2 Nominations
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 6 Awards incl. Best Picture. 8 Nom.
2002: Independent Spirit Awards: 5 Awards including Best Film & Best Director
2002: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2002: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Moore) & Sup. Actor (Quaid)
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