One of the best films I’ve seen so far this year is the haunting and emotionally complex drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Now Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for the flick and it does a good job of selling how the story jumps around in time and showing the fractured psyche of its protagonist (Elisabeth Olsen in a breakthrough performance). I also love how it closes out with John Hawkes singing and giving you a hint of how disturbing he is in this film. I honestly believe he’s headed towards another Oscar nomination for his work in this film.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click here to read my Sundance review. Martha Marcy May Marlene will play at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It opens in the U.S. on October 7th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Martha Marcy May Marlene:
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.