Martha Marcy May Marlene
After two years in a cult, Martha flees from the community and tries to return to the normal life with the help of her sister and her sister's husband. However, the life in the cult affected her too much as she begins to suffer from paranoia and gradually loses the ability to tell dreams from reality. The impressive images and scenes take the audience on a trip through the deeply confused mind of a girl who doesn't want to remember the bitter truth.
- 2011, 102MIN, Fiction
- DIRECTOR: Sean Durkin
- CAMERA: Jody Lee Lipes
- EDITOR: Zachary Stuart-Pontier
- SCRIPT: Sean Durkin
- SOUND: Coll Anderson
- ACTORS: Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes
Sean Durkin (1981) is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School and the co-founder of Borderline Films. In his most recent short film, Mary Last Seen (2010), he examines a very similar theme to the one of his debut film Martha Marcy May Marlene which premiered at the Sundance Festival 2011 where Durkin won the award for the Best Director. The film was also screened at the Cannes Festival.