IFC Films and Shout Factory will release first-time writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow with Haley Bennett on Blu-ray and DVD on August 4th.
Check out the trailer and cover art below.
On the surface, Hunter appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie. However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica — a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects.
Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing behavior, the film sports an 89% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Swallow’s unconventional approach to exploring domestic ennui is elevated by a well-told story and Haley Bennett’s powerful leading performance.