[From left to right] Haley Bennet as “Hunter,” Austin Stowell as “Richie,” David Rasche as “Michael” and Elizabeth Marvel as Katherine. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films Release.
[From left to right] Haley Bennet as “Hunter,” Austin Stowell as “Richie,” David Rasche as “Michael” and Elizabeth Marvel as Katherine. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films Release.

The indie drama Swallow, written and directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis, in his directorial debut will open in select theaters and on demand on March 6th, 2020. Swallow which world premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival stars Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche and Denis O’Hare.

On the surface, Hunter (Haley Bennett) 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 (Austin Stowell). 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. A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, SWALLOW follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.

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