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Unholy Women: Images

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An unstable author escapes to her remote vacation home, where is terrorised by apparitions, not knowing if they are figments of her imagination or real.

A dreamlike, loosely structured psychothriller, Images is both a portrait of a woman’s mental breakdown, but also a study of the madness of the creative process.

In Robert Altman's sole foray into the horror genre, we follow Cathryn (Susannah York), a children's author who escapes to a remote house in the country after suspecting her husband (René Auberjonois) has been having an affair. Before long, Cathryn begins to see apparitions around the house of familiar figures from her past. As they grow more and more vivid, Cathryn begins to question whether they’re real - or if she’s going mad.

Both dreamy and nightmarish in tone, with notes of Psycho and Persona, this was one of Robert Altman’s most introspective works.

 

The Final Girls present Unholy Women,  a season of films with mould-breaking women that challenge notions of femininity, control and hysteria.

 

 

Earlier Event: July 12
Unholy Women: Dementia + Panel