IFC Films released a new trailer for the provocative psychological indie thriller Swallow, starring Haley Bennett as pregnant housewife Hunter who suddenly develops a case of pica – a psychological disorder involving the desire to consume inedible objects. The film from writer/director Carlo Mirabella-Davis (The Swell Season), and starring Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, Luna Lauren Velez, Zabryna Guevara, along with Denis O’Hare premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Swallow will be released in select theaters on March 13th, 2020.
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.