Savage Grace

(Spain/France/USA, 2007, 97 minutes)

The true story behind the 1972 London murder of American socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland by her son Antony. Good-looking but oblique melodrama of privileged ennui and sexual provocation; quite well done, elegantly handled and featuring a superb lead performance, but somewhat mystifying as to what it really means to say.

Celluloid Dreams presents a Monfort Producciones/Killer Films/John Wells production, in association with ATO Pictures, 120dB Films; with the collaboration of A Contraluz Films, Videntia Frames; with the participation of Ministerio de Cultura de España/ICAA, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Institut Català de les Industries Culturels, Institut Català de Finances and Televisió de Catalunya. Starring Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elena Anaya, Hugh Dancy, Abel Folk, Anne Reid, Simón Andréu; with Unax Ugalde; special participation by Belén Rueda. Directed by Tom Kalin; produced by Iker Monfort, Katie Roumel, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon; screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the book by Natalie Robins and Steven L. Aronson, Savage Grace; music by Fernando Velázquez; director of photography (colour), Juanmi Azpiroz; production designer, Víctor Molero; costume designer, Gabriela Salaverri; film editors, Tom Kalin, John E. Lyons, Enara Goicoetxea. 


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